What a difference from the start of summer to the middle part as we’ve switched from super dry to very wet in a number of regions and our recent poll is summing this up.
67% are wanting more sun after weeks of wetter weather and more cloud across big portions of New Zealand.
Of course not all of Aotearoa has had rain – droughts have been announced in both islands and some parts of the south west North Island (like southern Taranaki, Whanganui area) have missed out on much of the rain. That may well change today with our 4am National Forecast saying heavy rain is likely in these dry areas.
As of early this morning 34% of those who voted in our week long poll wanted more rain. We expect that number to drop by the end of today or tomorrow as sub-tropical downpours continue to move through.
Over the next 7 days the North Island and upper South Island will be wetter than average while the lower half of the South Island – including our rain forest in Fiordland – will be drier than average.
We’ll leave the poll active on our homepage for another day or two to see if the numbers shift following the sub-tropical rains.
– The next 7 days rainwise. Red = drier than average. Blue = wetter than average. White = average rainfall for this time of year. Map with thanks to the US Government.
– WeatherWatch.co.nz Polls