It’s the last full weekend of July and the weather looks likely to be a continuation of what we’ve seen most other weekends this month – warm and wet for some, dry and frosty for others.
Our slow moving low will finally cross the North Island today and tomorrow morning, firing one last shot of rain along the east coast south of Gisborne.
By Saturday that rain will ease to showers while skies should clear, or at least dry out, in Auckland and along the North Island’s west coast.
In the South Island, apart from a few showers about coastal Canterbury and Marlborough, conditions should also be improving as higher air pressure moves in from the west.
Southland and Otago will see a continuation of mostly settled, but cold, weather.
By Sunday the South Island should see the weather improving further while in the North Island the tail of the low, by then well out to the east, will see just a few showers right over the island – but most should be brief.
Overall the weekend doesn’t look too bad weather-wise with the best region likely to be the West Coast and the wettest probably Wairarapa.