A calm weekend is in store for almost all of New Zealand this weekend. TRN’s head weather analyst Philip Duncan says two large highs anchored on either side of the country will keep winds and rain away for most. “Saturday should be a spectacular day for most places, just some coastal cloud about, especially in the west and north”.
The sun, or partial sun, should shine across most places with temperatures in the upper teens in the north Island and the mid to low teens from Christchurch southwards.
Duncan says the only blemish will be a sub tropical low that will push into northern New Zealand late on Sunday. “The winds could pick up in Northland with some late showers possibly spreading as far south as Auckland. Meanwhile some low cloud and drizzle might affect southern and eastern parts of the South Island”.
The low in the north, more proof that La Nina is here, is likely to bring a return to humid weather over northern regions. Strong winds and heavy rain are likely across Monday and Tuesday in these areas.