While New Zealand remains mild and settled under a large high there is a wetter, colder change coming – and Australia has a taste of it first as Weatherzone explains.
The warmth of the past week will have people forgetting that it’s still only early spring. A much cooler, wet and windy week ahead will provide a stinging reminder.
The southeast has generally experienced the warmest start to spring in years, but will soon return to more seasonal temperatures. A series of cold fronts will see temperatures drop back down as much as 10-12 degrees during the upcoming week.
As the cold fronts push up from the Southern Ocean, abundant moisture will accompany them and cause areas of substantial rain. Parts of southern inland NSW and northeast VIC look to have the best chance at significant rainfall. The NSW Riverina, Southwest Slopes and Southern Tablelands and VIC Northern Country and Northeast districts look to be in the cross hairs of heavy rain. These areas can expect up to 50-100mm of rainfall over the week ahead.
The wet and cool week to come could be capped off by a Tasman Sea low. This low would reinvigorate a cool and wet southerly wind flow for much of the southeast next weekend.