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7 Day Rainfall 

7 Day Rainfall North Island

7 Day Rainfall South Island




Overview 

This week kicks off with nor'westers moving up the country (Sub-tropical for parts of the North Island) along with rain on the West Coast -- but then High Pressure becomes the dominant force over New Zealand for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Most showers fade this week and most regions lean drier than average. For this time of year it's quite a settled week. High pressure looks to linger over the North Island into Labour Weekend too but northern showers are possible - as are windier nor'westers in the South Island. Refer to our online forecasts at www.farmersweekly.co.nz/weather to get rainfall and weather trend updates across this week as we head into the long weekend.

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La Nina is in the air! We have some noticeable changes to our weather pattern - the biggest one is how southern and eastern Australia is now receiving rain - very different to 12 months ago. This bodes well for dry parts of NZ as much of our weather comes from the west. We do see an uptick in showers in northern NZ and next week a cold front moves up the South Island followed by westerlies and showers.



Weather Trends

RAIN

A few showers in the mix here and there, mainly in the upper North Island. Early next week a cold front moves up the South Island with some heavy downpours - then more showers next week in both islands.]

WIND

High pressure means lighter winds in many places up until about Sunday - when the N to NW wind kicks back in. Next week kicks off with brisk NW winds then a brief S change on Tuesday in the south.

TEMPS

The next 7 days are warmer than normal for this time of year - leaning above normal by day but for some slightly cooler at night due to the calming nature of high pressure. Next week looks mild although a cooler change on Tuesday.

HIGHLIGHTS

Generally speaking many regions lean warmer than average over the next week. Northern showers + cloud with northerlies. Early next week a short colder change in the South Island - but it's followed by more northern and western showers and more nor'westers after.