The weather today doesn’t look too dramatic but again strong winds will buffet northern New Zealand. Yesterday gale force winds blew through the Far North and exposed eastern coastline from Northland to Auckland with gusts to 100km/h in the north and 70km/h further south.
Windy conditions will spread to most places across New Zealand as a large high to the east (responsible for the windy weather) moves further out to sea, shifting the steep pressure gradient across the country.
This means another few days of milder overnight lows with no frosts expected anywhere this week. Later in the week a small low should form just north of New Zealand bringing more cloud, rain, wind and showers to the north and north west while another front will bring rain or showers to the South Island.
State forecaster MetService says they have “low confidence” of heavy rain in regions like Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty but confidence may lift closer to the low forming.
WeatherWatch.co.nz believes the warmer, spring-like, weather will last for at least another 7 days with the possibility of warmer days lasting well into next week for the north of another high moves in from the northern Tasman Sea.