After a stormy week, especially in Auckland, Canterbury and a big chunk of the North Island many of you will be pleased to hear that high pressure is rolling in and the weekend is looking mostly sunny and settled for the majority of main centres.
Thereâ€™ll be a few clouds about the coastal areas and showers will move into the West Coast and perhaps the lower South Island on Sunday, otherwise conditions will be mild, calm and mostly settled.
This is all ahead of the next Tasman Sea low, bringing wind and rain around Monday and Tuesday next week.
on 14/06/2014 6:17am
Hey Weather Watch, firstly like to say you guys are doing a great job with weather related news, very helpful! I remember at the start of last year you said that there was a heightened risk of a major poalr outbreak due to similar weather patterns of 2011, is there major polar outbreaks expected based on current weather patterns this year? Many thanks
on 15/06/2014 1:13am
Thanks very much for the feedback – we hugely appreciate it 🙂 Thanks for the question too, and this year is similar to last year in a number of ways, but we are seeing a generally warmer and wetter pattern than previous winters. At the moment we think that risk of a major polar outbreak is there (we had a gentle hint of it in late May) but with warmer than average sea conditions south of Aussie and near NZ it’s not looking quite so likely at the moment.