Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….
SETTLED AT LAST
Finally a high has moved in and we are settled, at least for one day, unfortunately it gets on the move fairly promptly tomorrow pushing out to the east. A front moves onto the upper North Island overnight / tomorrow bringing rain or showers.
This morning it is a frosty start for inland parts of the South Island, temperatures this afternoon are warmest in the far north reaching into the late teens (around 17 degrees).
HEAVY RAIN UPPER NORTH ISLAND ON FRIDAY
A front pushes down over the upper North Island on Friday. A few spots could be in for some heavy rain. Eastern Northland in the morning, Great Barrier Island in the afternoon, Coromandel in the evening then Bay Of Plenty later in the evening or overnight.
Coromandel and Bay Of Plenty have the highest risk of heavy rain.
There is also a chance that Tasman in the South Island may see some heavy rain later in the evening or overnight.
For more details on your specific location please visit ruralweather.co.nz for an hour by hour breakdown of what may occur for you.
Image below showing rainfall for Whitianga, Coromandel. There is a 32.8mm total for Friday, due to orographic uplift there will likely be more (potentially double) in the ranges.
A bit of unsettled weather to go under the bridge from this Friday / Saturday through to Thursday 13th July, mostly it doesn’t look overly cold though but there will be various periods of rain or showers. Looking at the precipitation percentage of normal map below we can see the West Coast of the South Island and far south will be drier than normal so expect less rain over the next 7 days for these regions than would normally be expected at this time of year.
There may be some cold air in a southerly quarter airflow just before the high pictured below moves in so that could bring some snow above the 500m mark for the South Island and 600m further north.