Weather Brief 18 June: Drier and Cooler Weather Arriving This Week
Despite a very wet Monday in parts of the North Island, a general trend toward drier weather will arrive later this week. Cooler temperatures will also be on the cards as winds shift to the south.
Monday has been a soggy one for much of the western and lower North Island, as low pressure arriving off the Tasman Sea has delivered waves of rain to these parts of the country. Meanwhile, a line of heavy showers moved from Northland to the east coast. In the South Island, cloudy but calm weather has been widespread, with the exception of the far north where rainfall has occurred.
Tuesday will feature showery conditions in parts of the North Island, while the South Island will be mostly dry with breaks of sunshine. On Wednesday and Thursday, heavy rain may impact Northland as low pressure forms north of Cape Reinga. However, high pressure in the Tasman Sea will take control of the rest of New Zealand’s weather by midweek, leading to generally tranquil weather through the rest of the work week.
This approaching high pressure will also turn winds to a southerly direction, helping to filter in cooler air over the next several days. By mid-to-late week, most locations around New Zealand will see temperatures several degrees cooler than average for the time of year. Especially chilly mornings are expected on Friday and Saturday, so be sure to dress warmly as you head out the door on those days.
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