The prospects for a settled Monday for most North Island Kiwis are dodgy at best. Mainlanders will likely have an easier time finding dry weather. But even there, don’t look for a totally dry day.
A little trough of disturbed air is expected to slide across the North Island tomorrow. It could bring a few very hit-and-miss type showers to the NI as we go throughout the afternoon and evening hours. The best chance for seeing precipitation tomorrow will like across the western and central sections of the North Island. From Northland south through the Waikato and down to Taranaki and Wanganui.
Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay could see some of these showers as well, but the chances are not as great. Gisborne will likely end up staying dry all day.
On the South Island, there will be a few chances for rain in the morning about Nelson and the West Coast. Parts of the deep south could also see a few showers, but chances are pretty small. Otherwise, it looks like a settled day for the Mainland.
By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph
on 5/08/2012 5:15am
We were passed Te Puki checking out a beach down that way, and low and behold there is a huge steam cloud coming out of White Island.
I have just checked out Geonet and see that they are onto it with their monitoring.
Could get a bit exciting around here if she decides to ‘pop ‘er top’!
on 5/08/2012 5:44am
Yep they’ve had some increased weather there today – here’s the latest webcam: