Friday 17th - Sunday 19th January, 2020
Friday: Variable winds and mainly dry weather, any showers around Hawke's Bay/Gisborne clear.
Saturday: Showers return to Gisborne & Hawkes Bay, dry elswhere.
Sunday: East to SE winds develop over the North Island bringing a few showers to Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. Dry or mainly dry elsewhere.
14 day outlook
Summer is now here. For those who were questioning if it would ever turn up the long range forecast suggests it now has. With so much high pressure winds will be light in many regions for the next week or two. An ex cyclone early next week will lie east of the North Island and could be very large and deep - this will make for DANGEROUS eastern beaches in the North Island even if the weather above is lovely. There may be an enhanced east to south east flow over the North Island, otherwise light winds. Mainly dry nationwide too - drier than average in fact. There will be some isolated afternoon downpours here and there over the next 10 days or so.
We're in a pasture growth slow down now in most regions. Some in the western and southern South Island may see a boost with drier, sunnier, weather finally kicking in after weeks of cloud, rain and wind. However elsehwere the dry, hotter, weather will encourage a browning off and a slowing down. No significant rain events are forecast within the next 10 days other than isolated afternoon downpours which will bring some very isolated pockets of pasture growth.
Percipitation (%) during the period Monday 13th January - Tuesday 21st January 2020