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Weather going downhill in slow motion this week

The sunny, cool, weather is going to wind up over the next 48 hours but the next system to move in is still another four or five days away.

Most of New Zealand enjoyed a stunning weekend weather-wise all thanks to a very large high which, over the upcoming working week, will very slowly creep away to the east.

It’s rare that we talk about slow moving weather systems in what is typically the lead in to one of the windiest times of the year but this high is certainly moving in slow motion.

Temperatures this week will slowly creep up, both at night and during the day, while the cloud cover slowly creeps in, thanks to a development out in the Tasman Sea.

The cold southerly winds died out over the weekend and as the high shifts further east northerly winds will develop instead.  By Thursday or Friday some rain is possible along the West Coast with drizzle possible late in the day for western regions of the North Island.

Unsettled weather is expected to move in around Friday and through the weekend with potentially windy and wet weather for those in the north and west of New Zealand.


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