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The high pressure sandwich moves north – The Big Picture this week

The week ahead is looking fairly similar to the week just gone – though the large system of high pressure (sandwiched between two wind systems) is slowly being pushed north.

This means the high pressure – and the settled weather – is centred over the North Island.
The tropical showers and humid easterlies are now well north of Northland, but the flip side is that the unsettled westerlies in the south will shift further north too – up the South Island.

This means the North Island can look forward to a mostly settled and dry week, while the West Coast of the South Island is looking at rain or showers through the week, while Southland, Otago and Canterbury are changeable.

– Philip Duncan & Drew Chappell,


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