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Spring weather patterns continue

Spring is here – and spring weather, while it’s been around for a number of weeks – will continue through the early part of September.

A couple of large low pressure systems will exert their influence over our weather this week, bringing rain and showers to some places on Tuesday.

South Island

Canterbury and the West Coast will see showers turn to rain in the afternoon, while coastal easterlies wil also strengthen, on the east coast, while southeasterlies dominate the west.
Further north, Marlborough and Nelson are in for a mostly wet day too, thought this will ease in the afternoon.
Southeasterlies will be gusty through most of the day.

North Island

Pretty much all of the North Island is looking wet, with Wellington getting the heaviest stuff early on, before it eases in the afternoon.
Similar story for the western North island, with rain clearing for the afternoon and into the evening.
The eastern North island switches things up, with rain becoming heavier as the day goes on, while further north, a wet couple of days should tail off towards Tuesday afternoon, becoming clearer with patchy cloud and drizzle for most in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,

– Photo: Zelda Wynn


Guest on 1/09/2015 9:15am

Not spring like at all!  Where are the regular westerly winds bringing warm, dry conditons to the east?  Christchurch hasn’t been over 20C since the 3rd of August.  I can’t wait for ‘spring weather’ to actually begin.

WW Forecast Team on 1/09/2015 11:43am

We are only 1 day into spring. And as Phil says spring sees touches of summer starting to move in but expect frequent reminders of winter in the mix, so cold weather can still easily occur in spring.

Luckily for you tomorrow should provide a reasonably nice day for Canterbury 🙂


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