Rain chances for this weekend are still looking pretty poor at this point for most places. However, the chances are better this weekend that what we have seen the previous three weekends.
For example, the Gisborne and Hawkes Bay regions are running a risk for showers today thanks to a strengthening onshore flow.
Another chance for rain will be found about parts of the South Island. A weak frontal boundary will be trudging across the Mainland today. We are already seeing showers popping up on the lower West Coast. That front will help to focus the rain chances over the western South Island today. But, just like on the North Island, anything that falls is not expected to amount to much.
That front will die out over the upper South Island tomorrow.
On the North Island tomorrow, WeatherWatch.co.nz Forecaster Howard Joseph says it looks like a small low will form over East Cape during the afternoon. He says that means the East Cape/Gisborne and eastern Bay of Plenty could see some shower activity from mid-afternoon into the evening hours tomorrow.
Joseph says “The chances look pretty good for the afternoon and evening. There is also a small chance for showers over Hawkes Bay and Gisborne tomorrow morning, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.”
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