Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
DRY IN THE EAST – SOUTH ISLAND
The eastern South Island’s soil moisture levels are quite low at the moment, last nights weak front has delivered some rain but definitely no silver bullet. Unfortunately the outlook for the next seven days is still for mainly dry conditions to prevail, perhaps the 27th or 28th January there may be some rain for a time as a front moves up from the south.
Meanwhile the North Island is still looking quite good soil moisture wise and some more rain is on the way.
WESTERN NORTH ISLAND – PLACE TO BE
The western North Island appears to be the place to be today, mostly sunny conditions are expected all day with winds tending south to southeast. Temperatures should be warm too reaching into the mid twenties, perhaps even late twenties for some inland parts of Taranaki.
The whole of the upper North Island is not looking all that bad to tell the truth, the above is more in terms of a part of the country that will have the longest sunshine hours today.
AFTERNOON SHOWERS TUESDAY – INNER NORTH ISLAND
An increase in surface moisture leads to some instability for the inner North Island tomorrow, naturally a few afternoon showers should pop up about inland hills and ranges, one or two may become heavy with thunder. The thunder risk isn’t high but it is there.