High pressure is today crossing New Zealand for the first time in a while, bringing mostly light winds and dry weather.
With a weak low just around the north east of the North Island there’s been some rain in Tauranga/Mt Maunganui area, with spillover into eastern Waikato too. There may be a few isolated showers/downpours this afternoon or evening but generally speaking we have a break in the wet weather as the high rolls in. (the high will also push today’s wet weather in the north out to sea).
Over the next week and half we’ll see a few fronts, but the high pressure belt over Australia will influence our weather and, despite the wet stuff, there is still an up tick in drier conditions.
Remember, it is the peak of spring so changeable weather is very normal. For those regions that are waterlogged the theme over the next 10 days is a more positive one, even if not perfect.
Friday – A weak front crosses New Zealand – a bit of rain/shower activity but rainfall totals won’t be much.
Saturday – A few showers continue, plenty of dry spells especially later in the day.
Sunday – Rain and showers spread across the western side of the country with windier, cooler, conditions. Driest in the east.
Monday – A low over the North Island brings rain, possibly heavy. South Island begins to dry out, winds ease.
Tuesday – High pressure builds, most of New Zealand looks dry.
Wednesday – Mostly dry and mild in the North Island, perhaps a western shower. Rain develops on the West Coast of the South Island and also Southland and Otago later with a colder southerly change.
Thursday – Most regions will see a few showers, but across the day the West Coast dries out and becomes sunny while northern and eastern areas get more wet stuff.
Friday – Maybe a few showers lingering in the east, otherwise high pressure rolling in with a dry theme setting in for the weekend for most.
Saturday/Sunday – High pressure, mostly settled and dry. Perhaps some late rain in Fiordland/South Westland.
– How much rain is coming over the next 10 days? Areas in white = normal. Red = drier than usual. Blue = wetter than average for this time of year / US Govt.