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Northern NZ: Sunnier, drier, weather for the rest of August?

The headline feels as weird to write as it probably is for you to read but high pressure will sit just west of New Zealand for the remainder of August blocking big rain makers and cold blasts from hitting New Zealand. head weather analyst Philip Duncan says the weather should be sunnier and more settled for a number of northern centres. “We are expecting more settled weather with the light southerly wind flow favouring sunnier skies, cooler nights and average daytime highs for August – usually in the mid teens for notherners.

“Last weekend Auckland was cloudy due to the high in the Tasman driving in cloud” says Mr Duncan. “This time around the winds are more south to south east which can often be a spectacularly sunnier wind direction for the city”.

The wind flow was also expected to lock in very sunny weather for Bay of Plenty and Waikato too, along with much of Northland and Taranaki.

A number of western areas – in both islands – should be sunnier in this wind flow, but the flip side may mean that eastern areas, like Gisborne, have more cloud and a higher risk of a shower.

– Image / File, Zelda Wynn



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