June is shaping up to be a warm month nationally predicts WeatherWatch.co.nz following a number of warm days so far this month – and more mild weather on the way for the final week.
Winds will mainly come in from the sub-tropics or the Tasman Sea this week, with little in the way of southerly air blowing up over New Zealand.
Highs in some northern and eastern areas may reach the late teens, or even low 20s, as a combination of warm winds and sunnier weather arrive in eastern areas.
The flip side will be more rain and cloud for the west.
Auckland has highs around 17 degrees most days this week and mild overnight lows in the low double digits.
Bay of Plenty and Northland will be similar with overnight lows as high as the mid-teens.
Wellington will hover around the low teens much of this week – both highs and lows are in the 12 to 14 degree range.
Meanwhile Canterbury, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne will have strong nor’westers at times, pushing highs towards 20 degrees for inland areas and late teens for coastal spots.
Even Dunedin is avoiding truly wintry weather this week, with highs around 13 or 14 and lows around 6 to 8 degrees – well above average for late June.
But the warm winter weather comes at a cost – with rain and wind warnings expected for the South Island and perhaps Central New Zealand. Check the latest government severe weather outlooks via Metservice.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the warm weather is due to more northerlies and westerlies and less southerlies around the nation.
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