This morning showers have crossed over Northland rather unexpectedly in a southeasterly flow which could come and go throughout the morning.
It’s been a long time coming but more moisture than forecast has arrived over parts of the Far North.
Most other parts of the nation would also enjoy showers today although it’s appearing highly unlikely.
Gisborne might see drizzly showers and Fiordland much the same but for the rest of us sandwiched in the middle it appears to be the same old story – dry.
Just south of the Northland province though the warmth of recent times is starting to get on some people’s nerves.
A few Aucklanders have been complaining of the heat of late with one Facebook reader going as far to say,”Had it with summer, soooo intense and can we get back to some normailty soon!’
Sue in Hamilton said” I know the farmers need the rain but wow I want this summer repeated again next year, the year after that and the year after that….”
Mainlanders have also noticed the big dry even when it’s cooled off a little lately.
“The wind picked up over Christchurch from the northeast yesterday with cloud in the morning” says Weather Analyst Richard Green” Even though it was a little cooler than the light sea breezes we had in the weekend, the clouds cleared and the sun shone yet again in the afternoon” he says.
WeatherWatch.co.nz sees some cloud for Christchurch off and on this week but temperatures warming up a little more than what yesterday delivered.
Jason from Otaki has also enjoyed conditions lately..”We thought last summer was a real kick in the guts and even considered moving elsewhere but this one has reminded us why we live here and after years of average weather this has been a stunner!”.
This Thursday marks the end of summer and for some it will live long in the memory. There is little sign of significant rain in the near future apart from a few splashes possible about Gisborne, Northland and Fiordland this week.
There’s also a chance a weak front approaching southwest New Zealand this weekend could deliver some moisture but shortlived at this point, otherwise the very beginning of March is likely to resemble the first two months of the year.
Homepage image of threatening skies near Gisborne, where some drizzly rain could fall this week.