If you were hoping Guy Fawkes would be done and dusted on one night this year, think again. The forecasts show messy weather and an improvement on Monday night in many regions. This increases the chances of more celebrations being staggered across various nights.
SUNDAY EVENING FORECAST (NOV 5)…
The weather forecast for Sunday evening across New Zealand isn’t the greatest, but some regions (not listed) may have ok weather.
The regions with the WETTEST weather for fireworks will be:
THE ENTIRE WEST COAST, PARTS OF SOUTHLAND, OTAGO & WAITOMO/WAIKATO/LAKE TAUPO areas. There may be showers and drizzly areas in some surrounding regions too, otherwise mostly dry elsewhere.
The regions with the WINDIEST weather for Sunday will be:
THE WEST COAST, COOK STRAIT AREA (Wellington, coastal Marlborough, southern Wairarapa), some parts of CANTERBURY. It may be a little breezy around some parts of Auckland too, although shouldn’t be too problematic.
As you can see, Guy Fawkes Sunday is not a write off weatherwise, but there is enough unsettled weather to suggest people will try both tonight and Monday if Sunday doesn’t look to pan out for outdoor celebrations.
Side note: The weather on Monday looks to be driest and calmest nationwide thanks to high pressure spreading across many regions.
***Take extreme care with fireworks – and as always – remember a lot of pets and animals are terrified of them***
Dark green = Rain. Light green = showers. Red = thunder. Blue = Snow. Grey = cloud. Map by The Weather Company.
7pm Sunday Rain map shows heavy rain on the West Coast and spillover spits/showers into neighbouring regions. In the North Island a weak front between Taranaki and Waikato may bring a few showers. Maps by Weathermap
– 7pm Sunday Wind map shows blustery conditions around the West Coast, coastal Southland and parts of Canterbury, Cook Strait/lower North Island areas. Strongest winds in red and orange. Map by Weathermap.