Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Some things will not look right and things might not work properly. Please download an up-to-date and free browser from here.

RainWatch – Wednesday & beyond

Rain across the country for Wednesday is in short supply.

An anticyclone isn’t going away anywhere fast and is bringing mostly dry and sunny skies with mainly light winds and see breezes.

There’s a glimmer of hope for Gisborne, parts of Northland and the Coromandel but at best it’s looking like a brief shower or two and in some cases it won’t be enough to even wet the ground.
Auckland could see some showers on Sunday and about a 40% chance of those falling across the city.

“At times it seems the clouds are teasing us as they promise so much but deliver so little” says Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan.”It might be awhile yet before there’s something to write home about but still the models say in about ten days time there’ll be something to discuss so we might just pencil it in”.

Dews have formed over some areas first thing this morning however once the sun warms enough in many areas by mid morning it’ll quickly disappear. 

The other form of moisture is fog and that’s lurking in sheltered areas and a few coastlines but again this is likely to disperse as the temperature warms up today.

Coastal cloud over the last couple of mornings has appeared particularly over eastern parts but often this peels away during the day and today seems to be a similar situation.

All in all there’s still a chance of some showers at the top end and bottom end of the nation over the next few days however not enough to break the current big dry.


Dave on 27/02/2013 1:18am

Hi Phil

What are your thoughts on some rain Saturday Night in Waikato? Some maps are suggesting it as a possibility


WW Forecast Team on 27/02/2013 1:26am

Hi Dave

A weak front on Sunday could deliver a few light drizzly showers to Waikato, especially western Waikato.

Not a lot at this point but fingers crossed it turns out to be a little more.



Related Articles