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Weather headlines (x3) for Thursday: High pressure moving in, Front on Sunday, Instability upper North Island Monday

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.

HIGH PRESSURE STARTS TO MOVE IN

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea starts to move in over the South Island today, it should be a frosty start this morning about the lower South Island especially inland then mostly sunny.

Showers further north gradually clear today from the south. Overnight a few showers remain along the coastal fringe of the eastern North Island, showers push into Coromandel also as a trough moves through then eventually eastern Northland. Coastal parts of North Westland / Buller may see a few showers overnight too as another trough slides on by.

Friday morning is frosty for many areas anywhere south of about Waikato, the inner South Island is the coldest getting down to -4 or -5 in some sheltered spots.

MSLP / Rain map – Friday 27th May, Midnight 2022 – WeatherWatch.co.nz
Map shows: The level of Frost Risk based on the Minimum Temperature in (°c)




FRONT PUSHES DOWN OVER THE NORTH ISLAND LATER ON SUNDAY

The weather calms down for New Zealand on Friday and Saturday thanks to high pressure. On Sunday many regions are still quite settled however a front moves onto Northland from afternoon bringing rain, later in the day and overnight rain sweeps down from the north. Heavy falls are possible in the east from eastern Northland through to Bay Of Plenty.




THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTH MONDAY NEXT WEEK?

Some instability could occur for the upper North Island on Monday next week, this is thanks to some cold upper air and warm humid surface conditions. Keep an eye out!

Lightning map – ECMWF – Monday 30th May Midday 2022 – WeatherWatch.co.nz

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