It could be time to pack away the swimming togs and pull out
the umbrella for the rest of the week, as a band of rain
approaches the country.
The sunny, warm weather which has accompanied workers back to
the office today looks set to be short-lived, as a broad low
is forecast to replace it with cloud and rain, MetService
"This week will bring further spells of rain, heavy and
thundery in some places, as another active weather system
spreads across the country," MetService meteorologist Dan
"A change to a southwest flow by the end of the week will
also make it feel cooler than we have been accustomed to
Mr Corbett said the weather systems which have been moving
over the country over the past few weeks are "very
reminiscent of spring".
This week's approaching weather system will spread a band of
rain across the country during Tuesday and into Wednesday. A
much cooler, showery southwest flow will cover most of the
country through the remainder of the week.
"It will feel cold for this time of year, with temperatures
struggling to get out of the low to mid-teens in some parts
of the country," Mr Corbett said.
"Some drier and more settled weather will ease across the
country by the weekend, but another bout of active weather
will be lurking close by to the southwest of the country,
ready to make its effects felt the following week."
- Patrice Dougan of APNZ