The forecast around the country for the next few days looks a little unsettled but mostly dry.
A weak area of low pressure will try to push south over the next week â€“ and may bring rain or showers to the Gisborne area.
Many other places look dry for the days ahead, with a risk of a few isolated heat showers popping up by the weekend or early next week as the sub-tropical system (which is very weak) slowly pushes closer to the north eastern corner of the North Island.
The South Island has a cool southerly which will fade out on Waitangi Day â€“ then high pressure should move in until next week.
on 5/02/2014 2:21am
Hey team, is there any break in this hot dry weather pattern for the upper north? Things starting to get very dry on farm and some serious decisions need to be made around culling cows and changing milking from twice a day to once a day. It is as dry as the same time last year and many farmers in Waikato and northwards are looking at a repeat of the disastrous drought of 2013. Please tell us there some serious rain heading this way!!
on 5/02/2014 3:48am
A low pressure system will be floating around the upper North Island from tomorrow through till mid next week. The airflow is likely to be easterly or southeasterly so anything of significance will likely fall about the Coromandel, Northland (mainly in the east), and eastern regions of the North Island (Gisborne / Napier). At this stage there are no big falls looking likely apart from the east coast of the North Island, some resonable rain should fall there over this time frame.
The Waikato may get some rain too, mainly on Friday. Once again nothing substantial though.
Beyond then there doesn’t look to be anything majorly substantial coming through at this stage but hopefully a tropical low or two gets fired up in future model runs.