The weather continue to settle today as high pressure builds over New Zealand says WeatherWatch.co.nz. Saturday’s forecast looks excellent for those wanting to get outside or head to the beach with mostly sunny and mostly light winds around the country.
And while Sunday looks calm for the majority of main centres an approaching front and low pressure system will mean conditions will slowly to start to change.
Strong winds will developing through the South island interior overnight Saturday and into Sunday. A cold front will reach Southland in the early hours of Sunday then track north.
MetService say rain warnings for the West Coast look quite likely.
WeatherWatch believes this weather pattern will continue well into the start of March/Autumn with unsettled weather in the south and large highs in the north.
on 26/02/2010 11:30am
The moon’s ‘node’, sometimes called a ‘nodal crossing’, is when the moon sits at the ecliptic with zero inclination. Those who follow the idea that the moon controls the weather find that the nodes have the effect of focussing moisture and fronts typically follow these nodal crossings. But the moon was nodal on the 25th, which means less likelihood of wet cold weather over the next few days. In fact the next two weeks should be relatively dry for the North Island.