The Weekend's situation

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st October


Fw Weather

High pressure dominates both main islands across the long weekend. Friday and Saturday mornings may still be a tad cooler than average for some in the North Island but most across NZ have warmer than normal afternoons. On Sunday & Monday PM there may be some afternoon heat downpours inland otherwise dry.


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High pressure is now dominating New Zealand's weather and will do so until Tuesday in the South Island and until the end of Wednesday for the North Island. This belt of strong high pressure promises a much drier than average week ahead for the North Island and a fairly dry week for the eastern half of the South Island. Over the long weekend we do see some wet weather chances but they are pretty isolated to inland areas of both islands where by Sunday and Monday afternoon heating may produce late downpours. Mid next week rain returns to the West Coast and by the end of next week and into next weekend the North Island should be getting westerly showers. 



Soil Moisture Soil Moisture NIWA

The cold weather recently wouldn't have done much good for pasture growth rates but recent rain has been a huge positive, especially with warmer weather on the way this week. Despite some colder nights still coming most places are frost free. Daytime temperatures look to be warmer than average in a number of regions this week which, with the recent wet weather, should be a positive for many parts of New Zealand.





Precipitation outlook

Friday, 19 October 2018 - Saturday, 27 October 2018


Percipitation mm
Precipitation (% of normal) during the first period: 

Friday, 19 October 2018 - Saturday, 27 October 2018




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Weather Trends


Drier than average for the next several days across most highest shower risk around Fiordland and a little for Southland and Otago. This weekend a few showers develop inland through the upper North Island. A chance of an isolated downpour.


With a large high in the Tasman Sea/NZ area winds this week will continue to be mainly light.


The nights are still fairly cool but we are seeing temperatures lifting up this week thanks to the Tasman Sea high which is helping transfer milder airflows from Aussie to NZ. Warmer than average by day for many regions this week.


Drier than average for almost all regions for the next 7 to 10 days.