A large storm is forming north of the country this weekend and early next week will track very close to East Cape. Itâ€™s good news for surfers and – at this stage – good news for those impacted by recent cyclones, with this sub-tropical storm expected to remain just offshore and only brush north eastern New Zealand with a few showers and a period of easterly quarter winds.
The low is sizeable – which is why it will be creating some big swells along the North Islandâ€™s east coast, surfers will be stoked. But – we have to point out, these swells are sizaeable making for dangerous beach conditions, rips and currents, large waves etc. So to most people we suggest you stay on land in the east of the North Island.
But itâ€™s high pressure that is likely to dominate this weekend across most regions.
Later next week more rain may be coming towards the entire country, which we touch on in our latest weather video.