This weekend looks as if temperatures will be near enough to average but not a record breaking one in regards to warmth!
COOL AND DAMP START BUT SKIES TO CLEAR
The shabbiest part of the weekend for most of us is today and into some of tomorrow, as liquid sunshine is scheduled to fall across many parts of the North Island and in eastern parts of the mainland initially too.
A few further showers may hang about tomorrow but are predicted to ease and clear from most regions, except those exposed to the east.
Weather Analyst Richard Green says “A spell of some rain is pretty much on the cards for northern and western folk of the North Island to begin with and those out east, can expect some showers too in a freshening southerly.” Green goes onto say ” The good news is that once the mucky stuff is out of the way , most of the country should see some sunshine at some stage over the weekend but it may still feel a little cool in places.”
LITTLE RELIEF EXPECTED FOR DRY AREAS
Some areas such as Hawkes Bay and Canterbury will be hoping for more than just some showers over the next 2 or 3 days.
Richard Green says “A more prolonged period of rain is what is needed at this stage in these areas but at the moment it looks like more drizzly, showery conditions rather than persistent rain. It should clear in Canterbury later today and ease off in the eastern part of the North Island later tomorrow at this point.”
Dunedin is the venue of the 1st cricket test between the Black Caps and the West Indies and today may see a shower or two but the possibility of a few sunny spells with a nippy southerly.There should be an improvement over the weekend with more sunshine and temperatures rising a little.
THE MONTH SO FAR…
The first 10 to 12 days of December have been quite mild in the north and in some inland areas too but parts of the deep south are waiting for the real warmth of summer to arrive.