Another day of very warm and dry weather will cover most of the country. There could be some showers over the eastern North Island today as an onshore flow cranks up for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. However, precipitation totals will likely be quite light.
The warmest temps today will be found about the northern and western North Island. Of the main city centres, the warmest is likely to be Hamilton with a high of 29.
The coolest city centre will likely be Dunedin with a high of 18.
The wettest city centre is expected to be Gisborne. Gisborne is also likely to be the windiest city centre although winds are not like to exceed 30 km/h.
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on 9/03/2013 7:32pm
By the look of things, and you don’t have to be a Met specialist, just a person with years of living in an area of the country, and a strong gut feeling (usually works believe it or not) – I’d say we will have no rain until Easter weekend.
I hear about Anticyclones starting to move into different areas or stuff around the edges of them begining to “look” like there’s a change coming, but in reality the status quo remains.
The high pressure area over the Tasman Sea and New Zealand is relentless and just continues to hold everything at bay. The area may shrivel a little only to be reinforced yet again by more coming from the southwest.
I’m saying it here – no rain until Easter weekend or I’ll eat my rain gauge.