Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
COLD SOUTHEASTERLIES PERSIST
Showers continue for the eastern South Island today north of about North Otago, clearing up this evening Banks Peninsula southwards. Showers are most persistent about the Kaikoura area. Expect snow flurries to about 300m.
Expect rain for the eastern North Island but upper air temperatures are warmer so snow isn’t an issue during the day, overnight some cold air moves in with rain easing to showers. Overnight snow flurries develop to 400m for the ranges of Wairarapa and 700m for the ranges of Gisborne.
PLACE TO BE TODAY
South Westland, that’s the short answer. Expect sunny weather with light winds but it will be frosty to start this morning. Southland actually has a a nice day too in terms of sun but easterly winds may be a little breezy.
HIGH PRESSURE IS COMING
A big high does look to be coming, the South Island gets a taste of high pressure from Wednesday but it’s not till about Friday or Saturday that high pressure spreads out all over New Zealand bringing an end to the unsettled weather we have had lately.
No doubt there will be some very frosty nights coming up too.