Most of the country should enjoy warm, sunny days this week
as we enter the last fortnight of summer.
The next few days will bring more sunshine and temperature
ranging in the late teens to mid-20s and most of the country
will experience fine days.
The MetService says there will, however, be some patches of
rain and cloudy spells from tomorrow in parts of the North
Island and a rain warning in Fiordland for late tonight.
Duty forecaster Leigh Matheson said Auckland had had some
great weather during the past few days and that was set to
continue this week.
"It will be another fine day in Auckland [today]. There'll
perhaps be a little bit of cloud coming in and some light
easterly breezes, but otherwise a fine day.
"We're going to see some humid easterlies coming over the top
of the North Island and places like the Coromandel and
Auckland as well. So there will be some humidity in those
places this week."
Ms Matheson said temperatures in Auckland would remain around
the low to mid-20s this week, with a high of 25C today and
Occasional patches of rain might be seen on Wednesday and
Thursday, but overall it would be fine.
Heavy rain is expected in the city on Friday and Saturday and
up until at least the beginning of next week.
Towards the Waikato, there is a temperature high of 27C
Wellington is expected to have some high winds later in the
There is only one heavy rain warning in the South Island at
Ms Matheson said: "Places like the Wairarapa, Taranaki,
Hawkes Bay and the Bay of Plenty will get some cloudy spells
from [tomorrow] onwards.
"Further south, in the west coast, there'll be rain about
[tomorrow]. Most of the South Island will be pretty good as
well, save for heavy rain in Fiordland."
What to expect
Today: Fine weather in most parts of the country, heavy rain
warning in Fiordland tonight.
Tomorrow: More fine weather in most parts, but humid
easterlies settling top of North Island.
Wed, Thurs: Patches of rain and cloudy spells in North Island
including Auckland and Hamilton, with high winds in
Fri to Sun: Rain for most of the country.
- Vaimoana Tapaleao of the New Zealand Herald