If you hate the cold – then there’s some good news. If you hate the rain then, meh, you may not want to read further!
The sub-tropics are again waking back up despite our very temporary polar snap.
Remember, WeatherWatch.co.nz is still predicting a warmer than average July even if we do have a cold blast right now and more predicted southerlies this month than last.
So a change to warmer, wetter, weather really doesn’t come as a surprise to those who are closely monitoring the weather patterns.
A high rolls in on Sunday and Monday – perhaps our only nationwide high pressure system for the first 20 days of the month.
This same high then will lie east of the North Island on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, holding a small but potent sub-tropical low around northern New Zealand and possibly feeding in another big wet east to north east flow.
It’s still not locked in – but we’re watching the data and advising those in northern New Zealand to be prepared for another wet and possibly windy week ahead.
WeatherWatch.co.nz doesn’t consider this a potential “storm” – but the low may produce localised stormy weather with heavy rain possibly the main feature. One to watch.
While this event doesnt directly impact the South Island a week of milder air is expected to move in from the north east then the north west and may be strong for a time.
We’ll keep you posted once we can fine tune things further.