It’s mid-spring which means snow, frosts, rain, sun & warmth are all in the mix for the next 7 days ahead. Here are the highlights, prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz.
COLD CHANGE MOVES UP THE SOUTH ISLAND LABOUR DAY MONDAY WITH SHOWERS/RAIN
Temperatures are dropping in the lower South Island today.
Drill down deeper with the temperature graphs at RuralWeather.co.nz
FROSTS TONIGHT FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND
Colder air moving in tonight coupled with clear skies means frosts are possible.
There are two ways to track your frost risks:
SNOW RISKS ON ALPINE HIGHWAYS
Following the cooler airflow moving up the South Island today (Monday) and into the North Island’s east (Tuesday) milder airflows return later this week. It won’t be overly hot for most places, but certainly daytime and nighttime temperatures will be above normal.
SPRING WESTERLIES THIS WEEKEND
This coming weekend (the last weekend of October) looks mild in most places with NW winds in the North Island and W to NW winds in the South Island. It will be windier than Labour Weekend was, and wetter in the west (dry in the east).
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL: RAINFALL NEXT 7 DAYS
This week’s upcoming rainfall compared to this same time period over previous years shows the bulk of the rain will be on the West Coast and inland BoP. Driest weather in the east of NZ and the southern half of the North Island.
NEXT 7 DAYS RAINFALL ACCUMULATION
Expected rainfall. You can drill down much deeper by seeing daily rainfall totals at WeatherWatch.co.nz or drill down deeper at RuralWeather.co.nz. Our rainfall data is from IBM – the world’s most accurate weather forecaster, as confirmed by NZ Government agencies.