A spectacular and rare meteor was witnessed by a significant chunk of New Zealanders on Thursday evening from the top of NZ to the bottom with dozens of reports coming into WeatherWatch.co.nz alone. See all the comments below...
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An anticyclone remains in control for most of the South Island and lower North Island tonight meaning settled conditions. An easterly airflow over the upper North Island brings some cloud, a few showers possible mainly about Northland.
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A developing sub-tropical low north west of the country is today pushing in against a large high over the rest of New Zealand, lifting the winds and pushing in more cloud and showers - however, it's still mostly dry.
An anticyclone is mostly in control again today although cloud still surrounds some of our coastlines. Auckland northwards sees mostly cloudy skies and freshening easterly winds, there odd patchy shower is even possible more so about Northland.
High pressure is the dominating force at the moment, albeit high pressure containing some low cloud.
Most of the main centres may well avoid rain for the rest of the week at least, as the approaching sub-tropical low may be held at bay until the weekend.
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An anticyclone remains in control for most of New Zealand tonight meaning settled conditions, cloud a little less prominant about the South Island tonight. An easterly airflow over the upper North Island brings some cloud, a few showers north of Auckland clear this evening.
A slowly developing sub-tropical low is already sending down cloud across the upper North Island, but WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasters aren't predicting days of rain ahead, like some apps & forecasters are.