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Weekend Headlines: Heavy rain eastern NI, + Weather on Sunday nationwide

Here’s what is making the weather headlines this weekend….


A small frontal feature may bring heavy rain to the eastern North Island on Sunday, it’s not overly likely but there are hints in some model outputs of this occurring. There is a chance the rain could get close but sit just offshore as in the GFS model output below.

We shall wait and see.

MSLP / Rain map – Sunday 11th June 2023 6:00pm – GFS


Weak high pressure brings mainly settled weather over New Zealand today, a weak front moving up the West Coast of the South Island brings showers. There is also the slim chance of some heavy rain for Hawkes Bay / Gisborne if a frontal feature gets close enough.

North Island

Mostly sunny weather with a few clouds here and there, a few showers appear in the west overnight, winds from the southwest. Gisborne has showers in the morning then Hawkes Bay afternoon, there is a slim chance of heavy rain. Wairarapa stays dry with sun. Wellington is sunny with northerly winds.

South Island

Rain for South Westland eases from afternoon, a few showers may reach Buller in the evening as a weak front moves northwards. Mostly sunny for Nelson and down along the east coast with a touch of high cloud. Southland has a few spits or showers, Otago may see a few spits in the evening.


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