Classic spring front moving in next week

A classic spring front will be moving in on the first day of spring. Image: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

Winter officially ends on Monday August 31 on the meteorological calendar. A classic spring front will be moving in around then with a cooler change for September 1.

WeatherWatch reports there will be a burst of showers, snow on the ranges and a temperature drop for Tuesday and Wednesday.

“However beyond this, high pressure belts return and they are big and solid from Australia,” says a WeatherWatch spokesperson.

“After August saw rain falling back in Auckland due to a number of lows and lifting water storage levels, now September may see those water levels start to lower a little again. It’s important Aucklanders do not lose sight of conserving water.”

The high pressure belt is likely to bring drier than normal and calmer than usual weather into many parts of New Zealand for the first several days of September while the West Coast has the highest chance of normal rainfall and Southland looks to be showery at times.

September’s first weekend may also have sub-tropical airflows moving back in to some parts of both islands, including Fiordland, Southland, Otago and Canterbury.

September’s first week of rainfall compared to average. Image: WeatherWatch.

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