Two powerful areas of high pressure surround the western and eastern sides of NZ with a weak area of low pressure stuck in between (over the Tasman Sea).
As the first main high drifts east this week, a milder sub-tropical flow will spread down over NZ.
This weekend that weak area of low pressure will spark showers in the north – and a 50/50 chance it may linger and set in as rain in some spots. Check www.RuralWeather.co.nz to drill down deeper.
Another big high comes in behind it for next week in many places.
on 28/07/2020 3:35am
Our lemons in the North East Waikato are way ahead in colouring/ripening. Mandarines seem normal but the lemons are crazy. To date I think 1 biggish frost and 5 puppies.
on 28/07/2020 2:27am
These sub-tropical northerlies are ruining our winter! Only Central Otago has seen anything close to normal for more than a few days in a row.
I’m figuring this July will be one of the warmest on record.
on 28/07/2020 2:40am
May well be Andrew, at least in some parts of NZ. This has been remarkably mild for northern NZ although the colder nights have balanced the books a little. But the days are by far above normal in both islands at the moment.