A week of two halves

May 13, 2013

Clear skies and sunshine is the forecast for much of the country for the first half of this week. Heading into Thursday and the end of the week a change is afoot, with rain set to spread back in.

On Sunday a large area of high pressure built over the country bringing mostly fine weather, and is set to remain in place through the first part of the week. MetService Communications Meteorologist John Law said,”Beneath this high pressure the days look set to remain dry and fine for much of the country. There will still be some areas of cloud drifting in from time-to-time near the coast, and some early morning fog and frosts in sheltered spots”.

The second half of the week becomes more unsettled, as an area of low pressure developing over the Tasman Sea means the return of cloud and rain. “At the moment, the wettest weather looks to be arriving on the West Coast during Friday morning, but the forecast team will keep us updated on the situation through the week,” commented Law.

Keep up to date with the latest forecasts and any watches/warnings at metservice.com or on mobile devices at m.metservice.com. You can also follow our updates on MetService TV, @metservice on Twitter and at blog.metservice.com.

For further information please contact:
John Law Communications Meteorologist (04)4700 754

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