For those who so desperately want rain, the news is not good. High pressure will continue to control the weather over New Zealand tomorrow.
Expect a warm day along the eastern sections of both islands. Highs will push 30 around Christchurch. Temperatures will likely end up in the mid and upper 20’s for the rest of the eastern half of the South Island. The warmest North Island temps tomorrow will likely be found around Hawke’s Bay with highs in the upper 20’s. Mid 20’s are expected for most of the rest of the island. Although the Kapiti Coast, coastal Taranaki and the North Island High Country could see temperatures fail to break the 20 degree mark thanks to another day with a sky full of clouds.
The only hope for rain in the immediate future is a weak front that is expected to stall out south of the South Island.
For tomorrow, that front might kick off a few showers about southern Southland and eastern Otago. But the threat is so small, it’s almost not even worth mentioning.
However, late on Monday it could be a different story. That front is expected to slowly move north. That will bring a pretty good chance for showers during the afternoon to coastal Southland. The chance for showers would then move north during the evening hours to the rest of Southland, eastern Otago and the lower half of the western Mainland.
On Tuesday, the front may have just enough kick left to fire off a few showers along the northern half of the West Coast. Precipitation for Canterbury and Marlborough does not appear likely at this point. It also looks like the front will wash out before making much of an impact on the North Island. Although a few showers are possible early on Wednesday around Auckland and Northland.
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