Plenty of high pressure will swamp New Zealand this weekend meaning light winds and plenty of sun for most places. Head weather analyst Philip Duncan says two high pressure centres on either side of the South Island will create stable weather patterns for the next 48 hours. “Plenty of sun, light winds and sea breezes are on the way this weekend with temperatures in the low 20’s in many parts of the North and late teens in the South”.
“We’re certainly easing into Summer this year with temperatures gradually warming up and no cold snaps on the horizon”.
Duncan says the centre of high pressure systems act as safety barriers usually stopping significant rain and at this time of year it usually ensures sunny or mostly sunny weather, settled weather.
The far south should be the only area to see significant cloud and possibly some showers on Sunday.
WATCH THAT SUN
While the daytime highs aren’t yet super hot, the sun’s rays are set to ‘very high’ at the moment. “The problem with this time of year is that breezes still feel cool on the skin, so people don’t think they’re burning. But in reality fair skinned people could burn in a matter of minutes around the middle of the day” says Philip Duncan. “Try avoiding the sun around late morning to mid afternoon”.