WeatherWatch.co.nz is predicting that the next seven days will be mostly settled, dry and sunny right across the country as a large high moves in from the Tasman Sea.
As a frontal system slowly clears the country today in the north east the high will spread in from the west.
The high is predicted to have a central air pressure of around 1035 to 1040 hPa.
“This is something we haven’t seen for a while” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan. “Not only is the high large and strong but it is also very slow moving – meaning we’re all in for some sunny, calm, weather over the next week”.
Mr Duncan says because the air and soil temperatures are high frosty weather shouldn’t be likely either. “We’re not anticipating any frosty weather at this stage which will be fantastic news for those growing vines, such as grapes”.
While a few cloudy periods are likely WeatherWatch.co.nz says the weekend and most of next week will be a real breath of fresh air after the stormy month of September.
“At this time of year you have to make the most of the sunny stuff because as early as next weekend we may be seeing a new low from the Tasman Sea moving in”.
Mr Duncan says there is some low level cloud and possibly a few light showers/drizzle patches underneath the high which may affect a few coastal areas – but the overall forecast looks positive for most.
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