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The week ahead: Low pressure vs high pressure (+4 Maps)

As we mentioned last week there is a battle between air pressure systems this coming week over the North Island over New Zealand as high pressure grows to the south and low pressure sinks to the north.

The sinking pressure north of New Zealand will create a couple of fairly weak lows with the main one most likely to track south near East Cape. But it will be the ‘squash zone’ between this low and the strong high south of it likely to generate the strengthening easterly quarter winds with a chance gales may even brush East Cape and blustery easterlies elsewhere.

With  Fieldays on in Waikato this week many will be wanting dry weather. It will be milder than previous years due to the air flow this week, in fact overnight lows in Hamilton/Mystery Creek look mild to begin with this week and stay well above freezing. Three may be a few showers around, or drizzle patches, in the week ahead but overall Waikato – like most other parts of New Zealand – looks drier than usual for mid June.

By the end of the week and into next weekend mild nor’west winds are likely, continuing the warmer than average trend.

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