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7 Day Rainfall North Island

7 Day Rainfall South Island




Overview 

The Australasia region is leaning drier than average - this covers about 98% of Australia,New Caledonia and across the Tasman Sea and New Zealand area over the next week. NZ bodes better than Australia with more showers in the forecast - but still a lot of high pressure keeping the days drier than they are wetter. NZ's cold change will spread north in the days ahead with surges of cold air this weekend to see temperatures really plummet in the South Island in particular. While a couple of flurries may go below 300m the totals will not be much at all - again, we're learning drier than average for most regions (and about average in Southland and the West Coast).


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This week high pressure remains quite high around NZ but mid to late week a cold front arrives and we return to a more Autumn-like weather pattern with windy westerly quarter winds coming in and turning colder south west. That sou'wester eases this weekend and a huge area of high pressure pushes back in again from Australia, lingering into next week bringing isolated showers here and there.

 



Weather Trends

RAIN

Not much in the way of wet weather for NZ but showers are the order of the week ahead with quite a few around western and southern areas of both islands. Rainfall in these areas will be about normal for this time of year. But those in the very north - Northland, Auckland and Bay of Plenty - and then the entire east from Gisborne to Dunedin - will lean drier than normal for this time of year. High pressure expands here next week too.

WIND

Blustery SW winds kick in over the days ahead but nothing too major. High pressure flirts with NZ next week encourage more south, south west and westerly winds in many regions.

TEMPS

Below average temps in the South Island over the days ahead with the weekend reaching peak cold. Queenstown has a high of just 3 degrees on Saturday! But next week looks a little milder - still cooler than it has been lately though.

HIGHLIGHTS

Colder by late week. More significant dry weather returning to northern NZ as early as this weekend.