– by weather analyst Philip Duncan
Tropical cyclones Tomas and Ului appear to have sapped away a fair chunk of energy from the south-west Pacific tropics with mostly settled weather now across the region.
As we come towards the end of the cyclone season it’s no real surprise to see deep lows forming less often in the tropics and appear more often south of the country.
However as we make this shift through Autumn towards Winter we may well see a few sub-tropical lows forming – and the computer models are already picking up the possibility of one next week.
This will bring an easterly flow back in to northern New Zealand and could bring rain anywhere from Northland to Fiordland.
The rain that fell last night was, in my mind, pretty hopeless for our driest regions however some got a solid hour or so of rain.