If you’re looking after the kids or grandkids this week you’re probably loving the weather – a nice big high pressure system is covering the central part of the country spreading mostly settled/calm weather over both islands.
Apart from a couple of isolated showers here and there it’s not only dry, but mild – great weather for being outside.
The current high is a solid one, it will last until the end of Friday.
WATCHING THE WET WEATHER THIS WEEKEND
The wet weather kicks off this weekend (but of course). On Friday evening a cold front will approach Fiordland with rain spreading up the West Coast with heavy falls.
On Saturday heavy rain will spread up the entire West Coast. Watch for possible rain warnings.
Only showers are likely over in Otago and Southland and probably parts of Canterbury.
Overnight Saturday and into Sunday the heavy rain from the narrow cold front will push into the North Island, clearing into the afternoon. Showers will continue on Sunday around Southland and the West Coast.
Monday sees dry weather in most inland and eastern areas – but a few isolated downpours will remain along the entire western coastline.
NEXT WEEK – MORE HIGH & DRY
Next week is looking just as dry as this week, once we get past Anzac Monday.
High pressure dominates from next Tuesday through until next Friday with just a few showers around Northland and Fiordland.
– Image / 8 days from now, next Thursday, shows another big high over the country / WEATHERMAP