Weather Video: Daytime downpours to go hand in hand with week-long high | WeatherWatch.co.nz

Weather Video: Daytime downpours to go hand in hand with week-long high


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A belt of high pressure that will last another week in New Zealand is today only just setting in. It’s likely to bring some hot weather to inland regions of both islands over the next couple days (and potentially breaking November heat records in both Melbourne and Hobart).

However, the high isn’t a dry one. It comes with daily downpours, which are likely to pop up daily, especially from Thursday to until a week from now.

Over Thursday and Friday, most downpours will be in the South Island ranges, but over the weekend and next week, they may form in either island. Coastal cities won’t be as hot due to afternoon breezes but may well stay drier than those inland that are hotter but also have a much high risk of daytime heat showers.