Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
WARM IN THE EAST TODAY – WARMER END OF THE WEEK
Mainly dry in the east of the country today with temperatures reaching into the late teens or early twenties. The upper North Island has warm temperatures too but there may be a few showers.
Thursday sees cooler temperatures enter into the South Island as a front keeps conditions a little cloudy with some patchy rain meanwhile the North Island gets warmer in the north and east. Friday is warmer yet again for all in the east and about the upper North Island as a northerly airflow becomes more prominent.
A FEW SHOWERS IN THE WEST AND FAR SOUTH TODAY
A northwesterly drift brings a few showers into western regions today and a weak front moving onto the far south brings showers there. This evening it will start to dry out for the western North Island, the West Coast continues to see a few showers south of Greymouth, rain moves into Fiordland overnight.
RAIN OUTLOOK – NEXT SEVEN DAYS
Through to the 2nd November the West Coast picks up the bulk of the rainfall over the next seven days. Fronts on Friday 28th October, Saturday 29th October then on Wednesday November 2nd are the cause.
Eastern regions naturally due to what will be predominantly northwesterly airflows for most of this time are drier. The far south picks up an average amount of rainfall as front moves through. Red colouring being drier than normal, blue wetter than average and white is average rainfall.
The North Island is looking drier than average coming up due to higher pressure, however a front moving through around Sunday October 30th may bring some rain funneling down from the north. So perhaps something to keep an eye on.