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Strongest high on planet finally leaving NZ

High air pressure which has dominated our weather since the start of Labour Weekend is now finally weakening and about to move out into the Pacific – and with it the sunny, settled weather. predicts the high, which yesterday was the strongest on the planet, will give the country another 24 to 72 hours mostly dry, sunny, weather before a cold front moves through.

Rain is predicted up the West Coast on Wednesday or Thursday, crossing the North Island on Thursday or Friday.

A sou’west change is likely behind it.

But says despite signs La Nina is coming to life, with lows now popping up north of New Zealand, another large high looks likely to move back in by the weekend.

One long range computer model suggests we are in for several dry days again but there is a hint a sub-tropical low may impact Northland by next Wednesday. 


Guest on 31/10/2010 6:50pm

Or just a bit of a tease. It is very dry here in Helensville and we are having to buy a load of water for our tank already.Even with the drought last summer we managed to hold off till March to have to buy it.

WW Forecast Team on 31/10/2010 10:23pm

Hi there – it does look like a bit of a tease for the Auckland region – less than 10mm I’d say.  Another shot at rain at the end of next week too.


Philip Duncan

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