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Upper North Island may be in for drenching

A week of rain and showers could be the weather forecast for Auckland, Northland, Coromandel, BOP and Waikato next week as a sub-tropical low stalls over the region.

The long range models have been picking the formation of a low for over a week now but only in the past 48 hours have they started being consistent in picking a more precise location.  It looks as though a departing high to the east and an incoming high from the south west could act as a ‘cradle’, holding the low in one spot for several days.

Weather data used by forecasters certainly indicates this scenario is likely with patchy rain and showers across much of the upper North Island, starting this Sunday and last until the end of next week.  Dry spells are also predicted.

It’s the news parents won’t be wanting to hear for the second week of the school holidays.

Weather conditions for the other two thirds of New Zealand still look mostly dry.

However it’s still too early to know how widespread the rain will be and how deep the low will get. will monitor it closely and bring you updates across the long weekend.

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