Fine week ahead for most of NZ
Warmer summertime air and a stubborn high have MetService forecasting a pleasant week ahead for most Kiwis, with only couple of weather features around the fringes making for the contrary.
“Fine for most,” says MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes.
“Most kiwis will benefit from nice weather this week,” Tui says; “nice and warm, not too hot, with skies staying relatively clear and the wind staying mostly calm.”
Especially for places like Central Otago, who were inundated in the new year with more than a month’s rainfall over a couple of days.
Unfortunately, not all regions are quite as “summery”.
Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay, and to a lesser extent, Coromandel and Northland, are looking to get cloudy as the week marches on, with a bit of wet weather on the horizon.
“This is all thanks to a low deepening in the north,” Tui explains. “While the low stays clear to the east, regions exposed to easterlies and southeasterlies are like a baseball glove, catching cloud and wet weather extending out from the low."
Despite all this, the weather is still relatively benign with no severe weather expected.