Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Some things will not look right and things might not work properly. Please download an up-to-date and free browser from here.

The week ahead, mainly settled especially for the North Island

This week will be mainly dominated by anticyclonic conditions, in terms of frontal activity the main ones to watch will be one in the 2nd half of today moving onto the lower South Island then pushing northwards but weakening as it does. The second feature is a front that moves onto the South Island late on Thursday / early on Friday at the end of the week.

So for today’s conditions feel free to have a read of our story “Back to Work†here. While the article talks about tomorrow it was written yesterday and applies to today, Monday.

Tomorrow an anticyclone settles over most of the country,
the front that moved north over the South Island today leaves cloud and the odd drizzle patch about eastern areas on Tuesday, mainly coastal North Otago, Canterbury and southern Marlborough. There rest of the country is looking very
good weather wise, just some cloud hangs about Wellington at times during the
day with winds changing southerly there in the morning.

Wednesday sees another great day around the country with an anticyclone still holding on, most
areas will have light winds and afternoon sea breeze. Areas of morning cloud in
eastern regions of both islands will break to sunny spells. Southland can look
forward to some warmer weather on Wednesday as a northwesterly airflow

On Thursday the squeeze is starting to get put on due to an
approaching front to the south of the country. This will mean the usual
increasing cloud for the West Coast of the South Island, rain moves into
Fiordland in the evening then further north overnight. The weather will be sunny
out east with warm temperatures and some high cloud possible as northwesterlies
develop. Southland is the first region to get the front in the evening bringing
some rain, till then the weather will be mostly sunny with building

Nelson and lower parts of the North Island (Wellington,
Kapiti and the Wairarapa) see light winds at first in the morning then north to
northwesterly winds build in the afternoon, the weather is expected to be mostly
sunny. The rest of the North Island looks mostly sunny with warm temperatures
for inland areas once again, light winds and afternoon sea breezes. And while it
is not mentioned above re fronts possible this week there is a weak warm front
that moves onto the Gisborne area in the afternoon, this may bring some cloud
and the odd drizzle patch.

Finally on Friday, end of the working week and
yes that means a cold front to make you get home from work faster! Rain and
showers spread north over the South Island during the day with a southwest
change, the weather before the front arrives will be mostly sunny. The North
Island stays relatively dry with mostly sunny weather, light winds about the
upper North Island with north to northwest winds for the lower portion of the

There could be some cloud and a light shower about exposed parts
of eastern Coromandel in the morning, same goes for East Cape and eastern parts
of Northland. The weather clears to a mostly sunny afternoon however. About
Wellington and along the east coast the weather is fine, however the front that
has been marching north over the South Island today pushes in during the evening
bringing cloudy periods and the odd light shower or drizzle patch. Areas out
west stay mostly sunny all day with south to southwesterly breezes.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Related Articles