Latest weather headlines from across New Zealand inside the last 24 hours.
Drought zones were extended yesterday to include Waikato, Bay of Plenty and the Hawkes Bay.
There is still talk of other regions following suit as the Big Dry rolls on.
Short to medium term forecasts show a 30% chance of rain over central, eastern and northern parts of the nation in about ten days time. Oustide of this it’s looking mostly dry for many parts.
Grass growth is still at a minimum over most of the country and soil temperatures are only very slowly dropping despite cooler nights.
Auckland is set for mostly dry weather for the rest of the week and across the weekend. A risk of a shower or two popped up yesterday however today that’s is looking less likely.
The Ellerslie international Flower show got underway in Christchurch yesterday.
Temperatures hit the 30 degree mark however a windy sou’ west change mid afternoon saw some dust fly making conditions rather irritating for some visitors to the show.
Further south and as WeatherWatch predicted earlier in the week, bad light and rain interrupted the first test between New Zealand and England. A ball wasn’t bowled on the opening day in very cold, damp conditions.