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The news story & forecast you probably won’t click & read

There’s something we’ve learned over our decade producing forecasts – sunny, dry, calm weather isn’t exactly a ratings winner, even after a long spell of wet and cloudy weather.

While the headlines at the weekend about dry or mostly dry weather this week were very popular – further updates about the “nothing to see here weather” makes for rather bland reading.

Just a few coastal showers will affect regions this week in both islands with by far the majority of regions and main centres dry or mainly dry this week.  

Rain clouds build towards Fiordland on Thursday and Friday but it’s not going to slide across the country with so much blocking high pressure.

To be honest the main focus is now looking west towards what happens after this blocking high next week- with another low and more wet windy westerlies on the way. 

For now, enjoy the peace and quiet.

Image – the next 7 days show dry or mostly dry weather prevailing across New Zealand with just 0 to 2.5mm expected (grey) or 0mm (white).  Heavy rain is in gold but the blue areas indicate just 5 to 20mm over 7 days.  In other words – a dry to mainly dry week ahead with Fiordland most exposed to rain / GFS.


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