Most of New Zealand has a drier and warmer than normal seven days coming up with the entire North Island dry and much of the South Island mostly dry.
If you check your local 10 day forecast you’ll see a run of mostly sunny or at least dry weather. There are some exceptions around Southland, Otago and Taranaki where a shower or two will be possible. The West Coast also has some rainy days.
Head forecaster Philip Duncan says there are parts of the country that will receive 0mm for the remainder of the month. “Places like Nelson, Marlborough and Northland may receive no rain at all, not even a shower, for the rest of the month. Other regions like Waikato, Auckland, and Wairarapa may get 0.2 to 1mm”.
This first map below shows how much drier, or wetter, it is over the next seven days compared to what we normally get at this time of the year. The brighter the red, the drier it is with the North Island showing just 5 to 10% of normal rainfall much like the entire eastern and northern sides of the South Island.
But the West Coast still tips wetter than average around Fiordland and South Westland but further north even you are balancing things now with drier than normal around Westport northwards.
Southland and Otago do have a few showers in the forecast but the forecast leans drier than normal for the first time in a while and it will be warmer.
High pressure is the reason for the dry run coming up.
FORECAST RAINFALL FOR THE REST OF NOVEMBER (INCLUDING TODAY)
– WeatherWatch.co.nz Exclusive