A relatively settled day today – Nor’westers will develop over the South Island ahead of a large low moving in from the Southern Ocean.
Over the North Island dry weather is likely everywhere with a high pressure system holding firm.
As of 4:10pm the skies over New Zealand remain mostly dry.
As mentioned in our 1:30pm update, a small patch of low cloud was moving along the west coast of the North Island between Taranaki and Auckland. We expected a few light showers, or drizzle, and that has occured over some western areas, including parts of Auckland. Those small, light, showers have moved out into the Gulf now and skies should now clear – making for a pleasant evening.
Elsewhere it’s dry. As predicted last week, warm northerlies or nor’westers are building along the South Island’s southern and eastern coastlines. At noon it was 21 degrees in Dunedin but just 9 on the other side of the Southern Alps in Haast. Don’t forget to check out the high in your town in the Daily Debrief, between 4 and 5pm here at the Weather Watch Centre.