The weather around northern New Zealand is a little odd at the moment. A polar blast swept through on Saturday night and Sunday but windy and cloudy conditions have kept frosts away. On Monday a clear morning gave way to an overcast afternoon with cloud build ups thanks to sinking air pressure in the region. Now that sinking air pressure is turning into a small low hugging the upper North Isand’s eastern coastline this week.
It means areas of rain and showers will push into various parts of Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and East Cape.
But just like we saw on Monday it’s hit and miss – some will have downpours while others are a bit cloudy but for the most part dry.
After an almost frosty start in the ‘winterless north’ this morning Northland has isolated heavy downpours in the region – a very unusual combination.
The area of rain or showers around this small low will be hit and miss and narrow for the upper North Island – ie, it’s not a big sub-tropical rain band it’s simply localised downpours trying to get going around a failing low.
By the end of the working week this low pressure system should fall apart and drift away leaving for a mostly dry Friday but an east to north east flow might still see a bit of cloud and the odd shower.
– Image / Wednesday PM, Weathermap.co.nz