Each day we track the potential for the latest rain maker as the country continues to experience the Big Dry.
Starting with today – A weak southerly front is expected to bring a few showers to southern and eastern coasts over the next 12-18 hours however it’s looking spotty at best and perhaps more of a chance for eastern areas of the North Island tomorrow morning.
A couple of fronts are set to mainly affect southern and eastern districts midweek and late Friday and Saturday however western parts of the Mainland may see a little more action depending on the true direction of the wind.
If the wind is more sou’ west than south then the chance of showery skies sliding northwards over the West Coast is more likely but if the wind slants more to the south there’s more of a chance for showers out east.
Today the flow is more sou’ west so Coasters are seeing a few showers here and there so far today and Southlanders are also seeing one or two.
Most other parts of the country are looking largely dry this week with just a risk of an isolated shower or two.
Next week sees the potential for a little more activity.
At the moment a front is expected to move over the South Island midweek with the chance of widespread rain for a short spell but the weekend of the 16/17th sees the chance of more substantial rain affecting western regions in a nor’ west flow and followed by eastern and southern parts of both islands seeing rain with a southerly outbreak.
We would like to reiterate that some of the longer range data can alter rather quickly as we’ve seen in recent weeks.We don’t want of offer flase hope and are doing our best to balance the latest information out.
Anticyclones are still mostly managing to shut the door on incoming rainmakers but later in the month the highs don’t appear to be quite so strong.
We here at WeatherWatch are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to bring you daily updates.