Weekend situation 

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th January, 2020 1 Friday 1701

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 14 Day Outlook Portrait w white bg 1701

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.


Pasture Soil Moisture NIWA 1401

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

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Percipitation (mm) during the period Tuesday 21st January - Wednesday 29th January 2020

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Weather Trends


Normal rainfall in the eastern North Island thanks to showers off and on around Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. The rest of NZ leans drier than normal.


Light, variable winds with sea/lake breezes for many over the next week. However with high pressure centred more so over the South Island and an ex-cyclone east of the North Island next week, some regions may have an E to SE wind.


Most places are average to leaning warmer than average over the next week. Inland and western areas may be the hottest in the North Island. Inland and eastern areas look to be warmest in the South Island. Nothing too exceptional.


Drier than average for much of NZ over the next week. A powerful ex-cyclone will churn up beaches and marine conditions along the entire eastern coastline of the North Island from late this Sunday to about Wednesday - swells peak on Tuesday.