It’s still just over a week away, but here’s a rough, sneak-peek at what the weather looks like for the Queen’s Birthday.
Most of the country is expected to be under the dominance of a departing ridge of high pressure. So it looks like a large part of New Zealand could see a dry and settled day to start with. A few showers are possible for the western and southern South Island, but chances for daytime stuff like pretty slim at this point.
But as we get into Monday evening, the chance for rain will go up for the western and southern South Island. That chance for rain could also spread onto the lower North Island, although it looks like that wouldn’t happen until well after dark.
Temperatures should be about average with daytime highs in the mid teens. Some upper teens are possible for Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty.
So, all in all, it looks like a lovely day for the Queen’s Birthday.
But, as with any forecast this far out, take it with a grain of salt. A lot can happen between now and then.
By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph