While a large high is on the way for the next four to five days long range models are now picking another Tasman Sea low will develop on Tuesday east of Sydney.
This low, while still a long way out, is likely to bring warmer northerlies back to the country next week. Most of our data shows winds shifting to north easterlies early to mid-way through next week which indicates the high will be well to the east of New Zealand making room for the low to slowly move in around this time next week.
Of course this is just a long range prediction and it’s important to note that the low hasn’t even developed yet.
The north east wind direction should favour higher temperatures in places like Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua and the West Coast while northerlies would favour warmer weather in Wanganui, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Canterbury, Southland and Otago.
Warmer nights are expected for the upper North Island.
Check back with WeatherWatch.co.nz across the weekend as computer models firm up our predictions for next week.