It’s one of the most frequent questions being asked to WeatherWatch.co.nz – what is the weather going to be like this weekend?
The answer isn’t a straight forward one so WeatherWatch.co.nz has put together a basic weekend forecast to help you work it out.
The effects from the roaring 40s being pulled up over the nation this week will still take a few more days to ease – but as they do ease it will be those in the north that feel the winds drop back and see the showers ease first of all.
The strong winds will ease from Taranaki/Central Plateau/Gisborne northwards. That means places like Auckland, Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo, New Plymouth and Gisborne should have a far calmer weekend than last weekend – and from the week that’s just been.
All regions south of Taranaki/Central Plateau and Gisborne will continue to see strong, gusty, winds however as the weekend continues those strong winds should become more confined to the ranges and those in the deep south.
This is the good news – everywhere is looking much warmer this weekend. This is especially important for those in Southland. Daytime highs will jump from the low single digits through much of this week into the low, possibly mid, teens across Southland and Otago.
Rain or showers will affect a number of regions in the west. Heavy rain is expected along the West Coast (MetService says warnings may be issued). Showers are likely around Southland, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Manawatu and Taranaki.
There may be other regions in the north and west that will see a few light showers on Saturday but again, after the weather that’s been around this week, it will be a big improvement.
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