A wet weekend ahead for many

March 26, 2015

A weak trough of low pressure has brought showers to many parts of the country over the past couple of days, especially the West Coast and lower South Island. The associated cloudiness has been responsible for mild overnight temperatures, with many places remaining in the mid to high teens. “Wellington Airport recorded a minimum of 17C this morning, which is around 3.5C warmer than average for this time of year,” commented MetService Meteorologist Peter Little.

The theme of mostly cloudy and often wet weather is set to continue right through until early next week. Today and Friday, the weak trough affecting New Zealand brings another scattering of showers, especially to northern and western places. Temperatures remain mild, with light to moderate winds expected. Over the weekend, a low moves from the Tasman Sea across the South Island, while an associated front crosses the North Island. “These features bring a burst of rain to much of the country, with heavy falls possible in the west and far south. As the low and front depart to our east, a cooler southwesterly flow spreads over New Zealand, with further showers and windy conditions to start the working week,” Little went on to say.

And for those following the Cricket World Cup, fine weather is expected in Melbourne on Sunday as the Blackcaps have their opportunity to lift the cup.

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, at MetService New Zealand on Facebook@metservice on Twitter and at blog.metservice.com.

For further information please contact:
Peter Little Meteorologist (04)4700 754

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