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Week taking good shape…for most

There are some bumps and bruises along the away but a few days this week look mostly settled and it’s not been often that we’ve been able to say that lately.

Yep there’s a hiccup today with some rain over the northern half of the North Island but in the main until Friday more than 75% of the nation looks in the clear or in just a few clouds!

There always a rogue shower or drizzle patch forming somewhere but tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday there shouldn’t be too many about if at all.

The weekend was warmest over eastern and northern parts of the North Island with Gisborne sizzling with 27 degrees on Saturday and then backed it up yesterday with 24.Today appears to be a little cooler with the risk of some drizzle or a shower.

A few heavy and thundery showers packed a punch across Dunedin on Saturday but not many developed further north and it was a mostly dry southerly change over eastern parts of the Mainland during the weekend.

“We’re not quite out of the woods yet but hopefully the fronts that have been racing by recently might be on a bit of a slow down” according to weather analyst Richard Green.” For once this week we could have a couple or even three days where we’re not chasing our tails with nor’ west winds and then southerly changes especially over the lower two thirds of the country” he says.

Aucklanders today might see liquid sunshine but an improvement later is on the cards and then a much brighter week until Friday.

The end of the week doesn’t paint a particular rosy picture for much of the nation as a system spreads over much of the country delivering cloudy, breezy and wet conditions but once again the east of the North Island should escape the worst of the weather leading into the weekend.

Today we think the nicest weather is going to be in Geraldine, inland South Canterbury with blue skies and just a very light easterly expected andthe temperature nudging 20 degrees.


* Image of sheep near Geraldine enjoying the view



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