Easter is almost here and unlike previous years, this one will be calm, hot, and mostly sunny in all our popular holiday spots.
The Radio Network’s head weather analyst Philip Duncan says plenty of high pressure will block most of the bad weather. “While it’s not going to be completely blue skies, the dry weather far out weighs the wet… and the heat will certainly be sticking around”.
Duncan says the clear skies and lack of wind, especially in the North Island on Friday and Saturday could see temperatures hitting near 30 degrees inland and around 25 degrees near the coast. “For many people this will be like the January holidays. Even the overnight lows will only drop to the mid-teens – perfect camping weather”.
The only real blemish is a weak front moving up the South Island late Friday and into the weekend in the North. “Temperatures will drop in the South Island to around the late teens after the front with just a few spots of rain. The North Island will get the leftovers later in the weekend which will be pretty much insignificant – and some centres north of Taupo may see no showers at all”.