When you have a summer like we are having, I guess you take your dry days when you can get them.
The general picture for next week is for dry and settled weather for the North Island and some rather unsettled weather for the South Island. Daytime highs should average out about normal for the North Island and maybe a few degrees cooler for the South Island. Single digit lows are possible in the deep south of the South Island to start the week, otherwise no major cold snaps are expected.
To break it down a bit for you;
The North Island looks to be dry and summery with the exception of the Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay on Monday when a few showers will be possible. Then on Thursday some rain is expected for about the south half of the island. That rain could then head north into the central part of the island for Friday. However, it is expected to lose a bit of its punch as it moves north.
The South Island looks to be dry and settled on Monday. Otherwise, this upcoming week could be a wet one. Rain showers are expected to push from south to north across the island this week. On Tuesday, the southern half of the island could see rain. On Wednesday, most of the Island could see rain and some heavy falls are possible along the west cost near Greymouth and then north to around Nelson. However, the potential for flooding is extremely low at this point.
By Thursday, most of the rain will be gone. Although a few showers will still be possible for both Thursday and Friday.
Next weekend is looking nice for both islands.
From WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph
Photo by Zelda Wynn