Weekend weather update

November 22, 2013

A complex sub-tropical low that has been slow moving around northern New Zealand over the past couple of days now looks like it will drift more to the east, taking the main bulk of its rain away from New Zealand and off into the Pacific.

The parts of the country that do see some wet weather will escape with just a few showers over the weekend. A weak anticyclone over the country will instead bring early cloud, especially to the east coast of the South Island, followed by mostly dry and fine conditions for the afternoon. Daytime heating could develop a few showers over inland parts of the North and South Islands, some of which could bring a rumble of thunder with them. The late November sun will also do wonders for afternoon highs, pushing the mercury into the twenties in places.

North Island

On Saturday there will be some early cloud then bright or sunny spells. A few afternoon showers are possible, especially inland. On Sunday there will again be fine spells and maybe just the odd afternoon shower.

South Island

On Saturday there could be some patchy morning and evening drizzle in the east, but it will be fine in the west. On Sunday it will be a similar story, with patchy morning and evening drizzle in the east but still fine in the west.

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

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