A weakening high allows wet weather in for the weekend

November 14, 2013

The large resident high that has been with us for the past week will ease back to the east this weekend, allowing a weak frontal system to slide up the country.

MetService Media and Communications Meteorologist Daniel Corbett commented, “This approaching weather system won’t have much oomph, so many parts of the country will stay mostly dry over the weekend.”

The large anticyclone will move just to the east of the country on Friday, allowing a rain band to spread into the west coast of the South island later on Friday. This fragmenting band of rain will then stagger up the country through the weekend, reaching the central North Island by Sunday night.

On either side of the front there should still be some dry, mostly fine weather to help along those outdoor plans.

Early next week, a new high will build in across the country to re-establish the mostly dry and settled weather, with just some patchy cloud and one or two showers around the coastal edges of the country.

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

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