Weather Brief 17 July: Spring-Like Temperatures and Settled Weather for the Rest of the Work Week
With an area of high pressure north of Aotearoa we are in for a few days of mostly settled and dry weather. Thanks to westerlies and northwesterlies, some spring-like temperatures are also on its way to big parts of the country.
Wednesday: Westerlies will bring pockets of scattered showers to the upper North Island throughout the day. Drier conditions for the lower North Island, but a few afternoon showers can’t be ruled out for the Wellington region.
Canterbury is the place to be on Wednesday with wall-to-wall sunshine expected! More clouds and showers along the lower west coast, while the upper South Island should stay mostly dry.
Temperatures across the country:
Auckland L:8°C, H:15°C
Wellington L:8°C, H:12°C
Christchurch L:3°C, H:12°C
Hamilton L:6°C, H:13°C
Tauranga L:8°C, H:15°C
Dunedin L:9°C, H:14°C
Westerlies will continue to bring showers along the west coast of the South Island, while the east coast should stay dry. The lower North Island is in for a dry day as well, while the north will be dealing with some showers. Winds should stay relatively light across the country and temperatures will warm to above average for this time of year.
Another day of mostly dry conditions in the east, but a moist onshore flow can bring showers to the west coast of both island. Temperatures will continue to stay well above average, especially along the east coast of the South Island where it will feel more like spring than winter! An area of low pressure will track towards the west coast of the South Island and can bring some heavy rain with it just in time for the weekend.
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