The Easter Bunny may need to forgo the garden this weekend
and hide its eggs inside the house, as wet weather settles in
over much of the country.
Rain is expected across much of the country this week and
through the long weekend, and there might be some wild winds
thrown in as well.
"Certainly the run into Easter looks like we could get some
quite significant weather over the North Island," MetService
forecaster Allister Gorman said.
"Most everywhere is going to get a day of two of quite wet
weather in the week coming up."
The worst weather to hit the north of the North Island would
likely land on Thursday and Friday, he said, before moving
south through the rest of the weekend.
"That's not to say it will become brilliant sunshine in the
the north, there will probably be showery conditions left in
the wake of the low."
Those people thinking of filling their days off with
activities such as the Coca-Cola Easter Show at Auckland's
ASB Showgrounds could be in for a soggy time.
But although wet and sometimes windy - particularly on
Thursday and Friday - warm temperatures should continue in
the north, he said.
"The thing with this low is it's going to be bringing down
tropical air, so it will be warm, muggy air.
"The theme we seem to have been having of fairly muggy, low
cloud and humid conditions will continue through until at
least Sunday or Monday," Mr Gorman said.
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay would be the most
likely to fine up after Friday.
"Bay of Plenty doesn't look like a good place to be on
Thursday and Friday, it could be one of the worst places. But
by Easter Sunday and for Monday that'll be one of the better
places. They're going to have a weekend of two halves," he
The South Island would likely have their worst weather on
Friday and Saturday, "probably about a day later than the