The Queen’s birthday weekend looks fine to start

May 31, 2012

The upcoming Queen’s Birthday weekend looks like it will get off to a fine and dry start as a ridge of high pressure moves in from the Tasman Sea.

MetService Media and Communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett commented.”The large anticyclone will bring some pleasant weather for the first half of the holiday weekend, but then it will start to change from the west on Sunday and Queens Birthday Monday.”

In the second half of the weekend a weather system is likely to bring cloud and some rain, especially to the west and south of the South Island. A few showers and cloudy spells may also sneak across to eastern areas on Monday. There will also be some drier spells mixed in through the weekend especially in eastern areas.

A more active weather system will move in across the north of New Zealand early next week. There is still considerable uncertainty, but it may have an impact for viewing the transit of Venus on the 6th June especially across northern areas.

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For further information please contact:
Daniel Corbett (04) 4700-754 Media and Communications Meteorologist MetService

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