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No real rain until December – models

New Zealand is drying out – despite the efforts of fronts and lows that are constantly trying to bombard us from the north and south as spring continues. says the latest various computer models do show some rain makers trying to move in to New Zealand but a belt of high pressure should protect most regions from any real rain.

“We’re not saying there will be no rain at all but certainly the long range forecast for the next 10 days looks mostly dry and calm around the country” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan, who warned farmers back in late winter to be prepared for a very dry late spring.

“Rain makers are still there, but the current high in the Tasman is unlikely to go anywhere – stopping, or at the very least limiting, decent rainfall totals”.

Mr Duncan says northern and southern regions will be more likely to see rain while inland and central areas of both islands are likely to be drier. says the 10 day forecast for Auckland is for sunny and cloudy skies but dry with the chance of rain at 10% of lower for every day, except next Tuesday where it briefly lifts to a 20% chance of rain.

“A weak front in the Southern Ocean may penetrate this high early next week, bringing a few showers to the South Island and lower North Island.  We have a low in the north also trying to get going – but for the most part I think we can expect dry conditions to prevail for the rest of November”.

– Homepage image / Sue Louis



Paul on 21/11/2012 9:17pm

In Eastern Northland at Puhipuhi we have had four days of living in a cloud with most days tipping out 10 -15 mls light drizzel collected and the prospect of more over the next three days.The ground is well saturated with mud about so hope not to have one of those tropical lows descend apon us to soon.

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