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A Taste of Summer

12th November, 2018

As we look to the week ahead, it definitely has a summer flavour about it, with a broad ridge of high pressure sitting over Aotearoa for at least the first half of the week. This generally means morning cloud breaking up under the heat of the sun, then afternoon convective showers building inland with sea breezes developing along the coast.

Today will likely see the biggest afternoon showers of the week, with thunderstorms and hail possible for the central high country east and south of Taupo, but also including Napier, Hastings and Gisborne. While on the South Island, thunderstorms and hail are possible from inland Marlborough, along the Canterbury foothills, and as far south as North Otago and Dunedin, where showers or thunderstorms developing inland are likely to drift east, possibly affecting Oamaru and Dunedin as we get into the evening.

Away from all the drama of showers and potential thunderstorms, weather conditions will be significantly more pleasant, and with blue skies and temperatures into the 20’s for most this week. Wednesday and Thursday look to be the hottest days, with daily highs in the mid-20s for many towns.

The ridge hangs on over the North Island all the way into the weekend but the story changes for the South Island as a warm northwest flow moves over from late Wednesday, bringing rain from late Thursday, potentially heavy for parts of the West Coast on Friday.

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