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Static weather conditions over NZ

The sun streaming down on Tauranga this morning. Photo: Susanne Todd.

The Bay of Plenty could be in for a weekend of clouds and rain.

A blocking high phenomenon has been gracing New Zealand’s atmosphere and bringing static conditions across Aotearoa.

MetService has this trend continuing through the weekend for many.

“A blocking high comes in and just sits there, dwindling all that the weather throws at it,” says meteorologist Tui McInnes.

“Cold southerly outbreaks have been kept at bay and ‘Windy Wellington’ has seen a memorable stretch of clear, calm weather.

“This isn’t set to change through the weekend.”

There is, however, is some inclement weather on the horizon.

Two Fridays ago, Northland was drenched by an extreme rain event and luckily the weather has been relatively dry since.

Current weather models are forecasting a band of rain heading Northland's way through the latter part of this weekend.

“Given the current saturated conditions we are wary that any persistent rainfall could have noticeable affects so we are urging residents to remain up to date with our latest forecast information on MetService.com.”

Elsewhere, the persistent northeasterlies are likely to bring damper conditions to exposed areas.

Regions such as Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are set for a cloudier and possibly showery weekend and the West Coast will likely see a bit of rain.

”Of course, even with static weather, Kiwi’s will know that Mother Nature can throw some curveballs.

“It is always good to keep up to date with the latest information, and kia haumaru – stay safe.”

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