The weather is certainly looking a little tricky this coming week but overall the pattern is for wet weather in the east and drier weather to continue out west, the airflow is mostly southerly or southeasterly then later in the week on Thursday and Friday conditions tend more northeast.
Tomorrow expect south to southeasterly winds to continue, winds will be strong from the south or southeast about the lower North Island. Damp in the east from Canterbury through to Gisborne with patchy rain or drizzle, rain may be heavy about Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay. Becoming sunny in the afternoon about Southland with breezy easterlies, cloudy spells for coastal Otago with sunnier weather developing inland.
Mostly sunny on the West Coast of the South Island and Nelson with areas of high cloud north of about Greymouth, east to southeast winds. Mostly sunny for Northland through to the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty,
watch for the chance of an isolated afternoon shower about Auckland, Waikato and
western Bay Of Plenty.
On Wednesday winds ease about the lower North Island as a depression that hung around the east coast unwinds. Cloudy spells along the South Islandâ€™s east coast with any morning drizzle clearing about
Canterbury and Marlborough, PM sunny spells possible. Southland and Otago see
south to southeasterly winds, some cloud morning and night. Mostly sunny on the
West Coast and about Nelson with southeasterly winds. Cloudy about Wellington
and the Wairarapa with rain, heavy falls possible about the Wairarapa. Morning
rain clears Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, fairly cloudy with light winds.
Mostly sunny again for areas north and west of Lake Taupo, there
may be a few isolated afternoon showers about the Waikato, western Bay Of
Plenty, Auckland and southern parts of Northland.
On Thursday the flow starts to tilt more to the northeast as an anticyclone that was south of the
South Island the day previous moves eastwards into the Pacific Ocean. Expect
cloudy spells morning and night about Canterbury and Otago with easterly winds,
late drizzle moves into North Canterbury from the north. Mostly sunny in
Southland and along the West Coast with easterly winds. Sunny spells and
increasing cloud about Nelson, easterlies. Cloudy about Marlborough with drizzle
patches turning to rain in the afternoon.
Rain eases in the morning about Wellington and the Wairarapa, southeasterly winds. Sunny spells further north
with easterly winds, chance of isolated showers during the afternoon and evening
for inland areas south of Auckland. Cloud thickens later in the day about
Northland and Auckland with drizzle at night in the east.
Finally on Friday expect northeasterly winds across the country, cloudy areas across much
of the North Island with most areas seeing the odd shower, long dry spells about
too. In the South Island the weather is mostly sunny for the lower 3/4 of the
island, about Nelson, Marlborough and coastal North Canterbury there may be some
cloud with the odd light shower about.
Homepage image / Zelda Wynn
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz
on 6/04/2014 10:41pm
For us it is usual to have unsettled Autumn weather. Comparing local tree images show the same leaf fall as last year. Early colour was bruising from the earlier wild wind which has thankfully abated.
First spring paper whites are flowering too. May in New Lynn has previously been spectacular with bright colour as butterflies and bees enjoy the weather.
It would be nice if mother nature could deliver showers at night!