This headline will be a pleasant sight for many New Zealanders as conditions finally start to calm down after a week of severe weather across the country.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says an approaching anticyclone means settled weather for the country this weekend and settled weather should last until early next week – before the next system rolls in with possible rain warnings.
Either way, it’s a chance for emergency services, councils, weather forecasters and the public to have a bit of a break from the rough weather of late.
Temperatures will also gradually creep up during the weekend and a northerly flow will develop early next week on the departing high and incoming new low.
And this new low in the Tasman Sea could bring some heavy rain to the country – again for northern and western regions – during the middle of the week.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the risk zone is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at this stage but points out that there is a significant amount of uncertainty at this early stage about tracking of next weeks rain bands.
The low won’t be sub-tropical although it could pull some rain clouds down from the sub-tropics across the upper North Island. We’ll update you on this developing low during the weekend.
In the meantime – enjoy the settled weather while it lasts!
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