Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Some things will not look right and things might not work properly. Please download an up-to-date and free browser from here.

VIDEO: Long Weekend Forecast for NZ, more wintry weather for OZ

The stormy low around NZ falls apart on Friday and by Saturday and Sunday high pressure is moving through NZ, especially in the north.

Australia, on the other hand, has the next burst of southerly weather coming back in with more snow on the ranges and mountains in the south east.

A cold front reaches NZ on Queen’s Birthday Monday but does fall apart – the next main low with windy/wet weather for NZ arrives around Tuesday/Wednesday next week.

**Programming Note: Monday is Queen’s Birthday in NZ so our next video update will be on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!


Cameron on 3/06/2022 11:03am

Hello, first of all I love your website, really interesting and more detailed than metservice.

Why did we get such a huge snowstorm in 2011 and what are the odds of it happening this year?

Warm in Wellington

WW Forecast Team on 4/06/2022 9:29pm

Hi Cameron, every year has about the same risk for a big polar blast like 2011 but it comes down to the perfect alignment of both high pressure (near Tasmania) and low pressure (near the lower South Island). More than just the cold air, Wellington needs a decent grunty S to SE wind. If the airflow even turns slightly south west Wellington ends up mostly dry. Those snow to sea level events tend to happen about once every 10 – 20 years in Wellington, but the 2011 one was especially powerful.
Cheers 🙂
Phil D

Related Articles