Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….
WEATHER HAS EASED FOR THE BETTER
Last week we were looking forward to this week and seeing a very wet week on the way for the South Island. Well the weekend just been saw the weather models push this wet weather out of the way with high pressure moving in fairly promptly. The eastern North Island while seeing some wet weather isn’t looking as wet as it was, just Gisborne, East Cape and Coromandel may have wetter conditions than would normally be expected at this time of year.
Below is our familiar precipitation percentage of normal map, quite a bit of dry there with Banks Peninsula northwards in the east seeing average rainfall over the next seven days, East Cape in the east through to eastern Northland has a similar story.
The map below runs from today through to Tuesday 13th June. Blue colouring means that part of the country is expecting more rainfall than would normally be expected at this time of year, red means less rainfall is expected and white is an average amount of rainfall. The more intense either red or blue then either scenario is more true.
HEAVY RAIN COROMANDEL
Yes the weather is not looking all that bad coming up in a general sense to reiterate our first article, but there is still a few gremlins to deal with today. A front feeding into the upper North Island may bring some heavy rain, this is mainly for Coromandel and just north of Auckland in the east but East Cape could get caught up in some heavy rain too. From this evening at the latest heavy rain will ease as the front moves away.
Southeasterlies are strong today for some coastal areas too, especially East Cape through to eastern Northland this evening.
FROSTY THIS WEEK – SOUTH ISLAND
The South Island especially inland will be frosty all week, day time high’s will likely not get out of the single figure range. Coastal areas will get close, if not a frost then 1 or 2 degree overnight lows are likely.
Below is the frost risk for Twizel from ruralweather.co.nz