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VIDEO: Are droughts looming for NZ? 15 day Rainfall Map

A cold front is about to move up the South Island – but it will give up trying to reach the North Island due to so much high pressure. It’s this stubborn high pressure zone(s) that are, for the first time this summer, causing people from multiple regions to ask us “When are we next getting rain?”. Unfortunately, for many places, not much is on the way – in fact less than 5mm for many regions for the rest of this month.

We have a special 15 day rainfall map to make sense of incoming wet weather. The most likely weather to “break” this dry forecast will be isolated thunderstorms or downpours.

Warm to hot weather remains around most of the North Island this week and the weekend. 

It’s a bit windy through Cook Strait / coastal parts of central NZ.  

Southland and Coastal Otago have Autumn like temperatures, with maximum temperatures on Thursday around 10 degrees lower than they are today Wednesday…but by Friday they bounce back up about 5 degrees or so as warmer westerlies return.

Also out today: Our latest 7 Day Pacific Forecast covering the South Pacific Islands, Hawaii and even as far away as Alaska and Japan. View here.


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