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Tasman Anticyclone to dominate week’s weather

A large high moving in from Australia looks likely to dominate our weather for the coming week, undoing any good that Sunday’s rain did. forecasters believe the high will bring mostly dry weather to New Zealand and possibly windy conditions as well.

A deep and large low is expected to drift well east of Gisborne later in the week but the air pressure difference between to the two systems may well fuel strong winds across the region for a time later in the week.

Yesterday rainfall predictions were bang on what was predicting with around 10 to 20mm falling for many dry parts of the upper North Island.

But with no rain predicted for the next 10 days in Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Taranaki and a number of other already dry areas farms and gardens will lose the weekend’s moisture fairly quickly.

Along the South Island’s east coast, such as Dunedin and Christchurch, temperatures may be down on previous weeks with winds from the easterly quarter looking likely to dominate, however “cold” weather isn’t predicted for any of the nation’s main centres over the coming week.


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