Here’s what is making the weather headlines this Weekend.
COLDEST SPOT OVERNIGHT, TWIZEL
Another cold night last night with frosts developing for some, mainly inland. Twizel was the coldest spot getting down to -4 degrees.
MAINLY SETTLED SATURDAY, FRONT FAR NORTH SUNDAY
The weather for all of New Zealand today is mainly settled, there will be a few light showers for the West Coast south of Greymouth then later this evening a few light showers move in from eastern Northland through to Coromandel in an easterly airflow.
Sunday afternoon things rev up with a front pushing down onto the far north bringing rain, there could be a heavy fall or two mainly in the east, overnight rain may be heavy for Bay Of Plenty and perhaps Tasman. Northland overnight could also see a thunderstorm or two move in.
MILD TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK
A north to northwesterly airflow over the country on Tuesday and Wednesday next week brings warm temperatures, especially in the east and for the upper North Island. Expect temperatures in the mid to late teens. High’s in the early twenties are even possible for the eastern North Island.
As well as being warm for eastern regions Wednesday next week, northerly quarter winds are looking to be quite strong, rain in the west could be heavy with thunderstorms also.
Later on Thursday or Friday the airflow changes to the southwest with temperatures cooling down.