Rain, hail and shine

Some finer weather is expected to shine over the weekend,

A weather system out in the Tasman Sea which is expected to meander across the country in the coming days.

It looks to bring some rain and wind for some places in New Zealand, says MetService meteorologist Lewis Ferris.

“The weather at your place is likely to be changeable from today and into the weekend but by keeping up with the latest forecasts you should be able to find a time to get outdoors without a raincoat,” says Ferris. 

Friday brings a more organised band of rain that moves over the top two-thirds of the country with a number of regions at risk of seeing a few thunderstorms.

After this rain, the regions saturated at the beginning of the week look to have a run of dry weather. 

A cold front moves in from the south on Saturday, bringing some rain and cooler temperatures to areas south of Christchurch.

The front continues to trudge up the South Island on Sunday and the beginning of the new working week might have some rain in store for central areas of New Zealand. 

MetService’s brief outlook for the month of November: 

This month presents a mix of slow-moving lows, followed by an extended dry and settled period, which gives way to unsettled westerlies in the south.

Overall, forecasts hint at slightly drier than normal for most places, but these conditions might occur at different times of the month depending on the location. 

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