Weather

Thursday's situation 1 Thursday

17th April 2019

 

Good Friday: Mostly dry with high pressure. A shower possible in Northland. Saturday: Rain on the West Coast, some brief eastern/southern spillover. Easter Sunday: Rain moves up the North Island slowly, a heavy fall possible. Monday: High pressure grows from the south, rain lingers then clears in the north.

 

 









14-day outlook 14 Day Outlook Portrait w white bg

The forecast for the long weekend is a bit messy - great if you need more rain, not so great if you need a holiday weekend with sun and dry! On Good Friday a cold front approaches the South Island's south west and brings rain to the West Coast and some lower South Island regions on Saturday. On Sunday low pressure and rainy areas move into central NZ and the lower North Island and on Good Monday a weak low lies over the North Island bringing areas of rain and showers right down in to the upper South Island - it's patchy on Monday with large dry areas developing. Next week is dominated by high pressure and mostly dry conditions - some showers though.

 

 



 


Soil Moisture Soil Moisture NIWA

There are three main dry regions that still stand out right now - Waikato, Manawatu and South Canterbury. Some surrounds are similarly dry. Over this long weekend some rain will fall in these dry areas and hopefully it will be a helpful amount as despite the fickle nature of the system this Easter Sunday and Monday there are some chances of heavy soaking downpours. It should also be mild this weekend, good for pasture. Next week looks a little warmer too - also a positive.













Precipitation outlook

Monday 15th, April 2019 - Monday 22nd, April 2019   

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Precipitation (% of normal) during the first period: 

Monday 15th, April 2019 - Monday 22nd, April 2019    

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Weather Trends

Rain

Rain moves up the West Coast on Saturday with some heavy falls. Rain moves into central NZ and the lower NI on Easter Sunday with possible heavy falls. Monday sees some wet weather around the NI & upper SI. Mainly dry next week.

Wind

Light northerly quarter flows this long weekend but many places will also have calm, variable winds too - it's a bit fickle with the developing low fairly weak. Next week winds are light and variable across a number of regions.

Temperature

Classic Autumn weather at the moment so temperatures are around normal. Cooler nights (due to the nights now being longer than the days and still getting longer) but the afternoons are fairly mild for many regions over the coming week.

Highlights

There are three main dry regions that still stand out right now - Waikato, Manawatu and South Canterbury. Some surrounds are similarly dry. Over this long weekend some rain will fall in these dry areas and hopefully it will be a helpful amount as despite the fickle nature of the system this Easter Sunday and Monday there are some chances of heavy soaking downpours. It should also be mild this weekend, good for pasture. Next week looks a little warmer too - also a positive.