The country will enjoy a break from stormy spring weather
this weekend, with a "big fat high" set to hit tomorrow.
Metservice meteorologist Daniel Corbett said a low moving up
the country today would peter out tomorrow, clearing the way
for sun and warm winds.
"Most of the country is fine, from Wellington to Hawke's Bay,
even in Christchurch where they've had some rotten weather,"
"It's a big fat high sitting in place that will keep all
those active spring fronts that we've been seeing well at
Otago was set to see some sunshine too, with some of the
highest temperatures in the country and "lovely" weather in
Dunedin, Mr Corbett said.
Auckland would wake up tomorrow to the tail end of a low
front that passed over the South Island today and would hit
the North Island tonight.
"There might be a bit of cloud tomorrow morning, maybe a spot
or two of drizzle."
The front would weaken throughout the day and give way to
some much-needed sun and temperatures between 18 and 20
Sunday in Auckland would be largely fine, but don't expect
"bright blue sky" the whole weekend, Mr Corbett said.
Bay of Plenty and the Far North would miss the majority of
the low, enjoying "decent-looking" weather set to improve
further on Sunday.
A westerly breeze would move over many parts of the South
Island on Sunday, strengthening as it hit Wellington.
WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan said the warm
westerly could mean temperatures in the mid 20s for some
eastern part of both the North and South Islands.
"This is the first high pressure system in a few weeks to
roll across both islands and bring really settled weather to
most of our main centres. It won't be a major wet weekend for
In the main centres:
* Dunedin is in for some great weather this weekend, with sun
and temperatures around 20-21 degrees both days.
* Auckland will have some early drizzle tomorrow, clearing to
a high of 19 degrees. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high
of 20 degrees.
* Wellington is looking at a high of 16 degrees both days,
with a low front clearing Saturday morning to sun and
westerly breezes for the rest of the weekend.
* Christchurch can expect fine weather and a high of 18
degrees tomorrow, improving to 20 degrees on Sunday.
- Cassandra Mason of APNZ