March has no silver bullet for the droughts, but it does bring some silver linings.
For drought areas February was especially sunny, dry and hot. March may be slightly different with more cloud, higher humidity and a better chance for showers.
We don’t see any sudden end to the drier than average run of weather – but we do see better chances for showers, some slow moving and heavy, which could (at least locally) start to make a bit of a difference.
Our freshly upgraded website – and free app – now includes RAINFALL TOTALS for every location in NZ, not just daily totals but hourly totals too. Along with % of rain. Most of you will find this an incredibly helpful addition to your planning. Check your 10 day WW forecast for more!
We expect over the next 15 days to have some pockets of relief. Not everyone will get what they need – in fact many may not – but it’s still a step in the right direction.
A lot of high pressure remains in the NZ area but it is breaking up more in the weeks ahead, allowing for more wet weather makers in between.
Please Note: Early next week we’ll take another closer look at 15 day rainmakers and what to possibly expect in late March.
MAPS – 36 hour Rainfall Accumulation and 7 day Expected Accumulation:
NORTH ISLAND – 36 hours (to 6pm Wednesday)
NORTH ISLAND – 7 DAYS (To 7am next Tuesday March 10… please note, additional showers are possible late on March 10 and early 11 which may not captured within 7 days below:
SOUTH ISLAND – 36 hours expected rainfall (to 6pm Wednesday)
SOUTH ISLAND – 7 Days expected Rainfall (to 7am next Tuesday March 10)