Weather: 'High pressure' to bring sunny skies, warmer temperatures this weekend

Summer weather is set to return this weekend.
Summer weather is set to return this weekend. Photo credit: File

"High pressure" is likely to expand across New Zealand later this week bringing lighter winds, sunny skies, and warmer temperatures.

"We may be back to subtropical northerly quarter winds," WeatherWatch says. "But this may also bring a surge of windier weather back, perhaps to Cook Strait, Wellington, and other surrounding areas."

MetService advises that a southwest wind flow continues over New Zealand on Tuesday, but has eased and will continue to do so.

"There are currently no MetService wind warnings," the forecaster said on Twitter.

Saturday temperatures:

  • Auckland 23C
  • Hamilton 24C
  • Wellington 19C
  • Christchurch 27C
  • Dunedin 25C.

Until later in the week however, Kiwis will have to put up with windy and cooler conditions.

"The cool southwest flow is really making itself known, dropping the temperatures well below average in the far south," MetService said on Monday.

The strongest winds were expected to peak on Monday and Tuesday, with gales over 120km/h in some exposed areas in the South Island and lower North Island.