Another burst of rain forecast for Sunday

The moon rising over Mount Maunganui on Thursday. Photo: Dan Sheridan.

A sunny forecast is on the cards for today and tomorrow, before another burst of rain moves in on Sunday.

The MetService is forecasting settled conditions until the latter parts of Sunday before the next frontal system brings potentially severe weather.

A ridge of high pressure is expected to set up shop over the country in time for the start of the weekend.

The ridge brings a sunny Saturday for most.

“Those who’ve been eager to get out and about in sunshine may yet get their chance,” says MetService meteorologist Mmathapelo Makgabutlane.

Clear conditions continue into the start of Sunday.

“People on homeward journeys back from school holiday getaways should be largely unaffected by weather.”

However, strong northeasterly winds make an appearance during Sunday ahead of the next approaching weather system from the Tasman Sea, affecting many parts of the country, including Auckland, into Monday too.

The front sets up a wet start to the new week.

“Although places that experienced flooding last weekend, such as Buller, Nelson, and Marlborough, will receive a fresh dose of heavy rain, accumulations are not expected to be as large as what was seen with that system,” says Makgabutlane.

Northern parts of the North Island will also get a dousing of rain from the northeast on Monday, which may be heavy for a while.

Image: MetService.

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