Whether you’re trick or treating tonight or having a Halloween party the weather looks set to be a fight between good and evil.
A big rain band is going to line up across the South Island’s west coast while eastern areas of the South Island and southern parts of the North Island are blasted by strong winds – returning to gale force in the Capital during the day.
“The good weather will be in the north and east of the North Island and the evil weather will be in the south and west of the South Island” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan. “And while ghosts will need to hold on tight to their blankets in Wellington they shouldn’t get rained on”.
Duncan says eastern areas such as Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and Bay of Plenty should be sunny, warm and dry. “Almost like summer”. Aucklanders will have a dry and mild evening with perhaps a few clouds about.
HALLOWEEN WEATHER (From 5pm to 8pm Wednesday)
Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo, Rotorua, Gisborne, Napier: Mainly sunny, a few clouds in western areas, and very warm in the east.
New Plymouth, Wanganui, Palmerston North, Nelson, Blenheim: Cloudy at times with winds picking up.
Kapiti Coast, Masterton, Wellington, Christchurch: Cloudy at times and very windy – up to gale around Wellington. Risk of a late shower in Christchurch.
Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown: Hopefully the worst of the wet weather will be gone, but a colder south west change might still see a few showers.
Greymouth: Wet. Very wet!