Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
A MOMENT OF CALM FOR A …… MOMENT
A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today bringing a period of calm after what has lately been some unsettled weather.
Showers for most North Island regions clear this afternoon but a few about the lower North Island may not clear till evening, most of the South Island is dry apart from the odd shower for the West Coast then this evening a front moves onto the far south with rain for Fiordland and a few spits further to the east.
NELSON, MARLBOROUGH AND CANTERBURY HEALTHIER
Recent rains in Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury have brought soil moisture deficits back to healthier levels.
The eastern South Island (Canterbury northwards) on Wednesday and Friday can expect more rain or showers thanks to southerly quarter winds, perhaps thundery on Wednesday.
The eastern North Island has showers on Thursday and Friday.
Western regions have had more than their fair share, soil moisture levels are high it goes without saying. Later on Tuesday and into Wednesday brings rain, showers on Thursday then clearing away.
Precipitation percentage of normal map through to the 5th December, average rainfall expected for many regions. The southeastern corner of the South Island and perhaps Northland a little drier looking.
The next high pressure system moves over around the 4th December bringing some settled weather, the effects of this high will start to be felt on the 3rd with showers in the east clearing away and southwesterly winds easing. Western regions from around the 2nd December will start to become dry with some sun.