Sunny days and frosty nights to end the week

August 3, 2017

“High pressure predominates over the country today and into the weekend, bringing sunny days and frosty nights for many regions. Next week, relatively mild temperatures and some wetter weather moves in, as a series of systems affect the country,” explained MetService Meteorologist Ciaran Doolin.

Showers over the northern North Island ease this evening. However, minor showers continue along the east coast of the North Island and the Kaikoura coast into Friday, while the rest of the country will see a sunny day. It’s a similar story on Saturday for much of the country, apart from rain developing on the West Coast in the evening as a front moves onto the area from the Tasman Sea.

On Sunday, the front continues to move up the South Island, and onto the central North Island from afternoon. Strong northerlies bring rain to western areas of both Islands on Sunday, with heavy falls on the West Coast. The front continues to move up the North Island on Monday, weakening as it does, while another front moves onto the far south.

“The heads up for next week is the arrival of a tongue of warmer air which moves into the Tasman with a low pressure system developing in it on Tuesday,” said Doolin, “This system is likely to bring heavy rain and strong winds to central areas. However, this far out there is still a degree of uncertainty in the computer models so people are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts”.

Official Severe Weather Watches and Warnings are reviewed and re-issued by MetService at least every twelve hours, and more often if necessary. To get the most up to date information on severe weather around the country, or any other forecasts, see 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  and @MetServiceWARN on Twitter and at blog.metservice.com

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