Tuesday 12th November, 2019
Another cooler day in the North Island today (compared to lately) but most places are hovering around the 'normal' mark + or - a degree or so. Showers clear the western side in the afternoon and the east by night. The South Island today is mainly dry and becoming warmer than average again.
14 day outlook
Spring has its ups and downs and the next two weeks are no different with a warm-up returning this week and possibly a cool down coming later next week (not yet locked in). For the rest of this week we have warmer air coming back, starting today in the South Island and on Wednesday in the North Island. The westerly quarter flow may not be always warm for Southland this week with a few cooler days in the mix. This weekend sees a return to heavy West Coast rain and nor'westers over the South Island while the North Island has more subtropical winds. Next week is dominated by a mixture of westerlies and high pressure - and may end on a colder note.
Pasture growth has been slowing down recently due to the uptick in dry, sunny, days. Windy weather has also contributed to a slow down. It's why any further wet weather this week is so critical for many, especially the top half of the North Island which has been drying out fast with summer-like temperatures last week. While NZ is heading back to a dry trend the weekend rain (and any showers this week) should see a lift in pasture growth.