Rain is on the way for some parts of the country, including the Bay of Plenty, but weather experts say not everyone will see it.
WeatherWatch.co.nz head weather analyst Philip Duncan says a sub-tropical connection will mean warmer weather for the week ahead and a low building in the Tasman Sea “isn’t much of a power house”.
“The computer guidance suggests some rain will spread across northern and western parts of the country this week but we can see significant areas that will either miss out altogether or will only have a very brief spell of rain.”
Philip says while any rain will be welcome by most dairy farmers – and those who rely on rain water – it’s looking unlikely to be the silver bullet to reverse the drying trend.
“Around midweek the winds will turn more westerly for the North Island and while that certainly favours rain or showers in the west it often brings dry, sunny weather to the east.”
WeatherWatch.co.nz believes westerly change will be welcome by those in the eastern North Island who have had frequent cloud, shower and south easterly events.