A sub tropical low is about to develop and predictions are it’ll move into northern New Zealand this weekend bringing gusty winds and rain. The effects of the low should start to be felt by Friday as an easterly develops over the top half of the North Island. “By Saturday it could be quite gusty in some areas with gusts to 100km/h in exposed coastal areas, so boaties should definitely be aware of this system”.
Rainfall amounts still aren’t clear, but rain or showers are expected to cover many North Island areas. “Due to the weather moving in from the east it means dry Bay of Plenty farms and gardens should get some much needed rain, but the blocking effect of the Kaimai’s could limit rainfall in Waikato”.
According to international weather giant Weather.com there’s a 60% chance of showers for Waikato and Bay of Plenty this Saturday night.
The weather is looking dry for the Big Day Out in Auckland this Friday with cloudy periods and easterlies and just a 20% chance of an isolated light shower.