Aucklanders moan about gloomy forecast as experts predict wet weather before Christmas

Aucklanders have made it clear they are well and truly sick of the never-ending rain after MetService forecasted yet another wet week for the city of sails.

On Thursday, one user posted in the Reddit thread r/Auckland with a photo of the city's weather forecast, along with the caption: "What summer?"

The photo showed the forecast of Auckland for the next 10 days, with rain and thunderstorms forecasted for nearly every single day.

It also showed the temperatures of those days predicted to be 20C or higher.

MetService said in a statement the sticky and wet weather will continue to linger across New Zealand as the weekend approaches.

"A large high-pressure system lying out east has dug in its heels and dragged air from the subtropics over Aotearoa," MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes said. 

McInnes added the subtropical air has caused "convective weather," which is why there are warmer temperatures at night and a lot of wet weather.

"What is convective weather? Think big, bubbling clouds, showers that are suddenly heavy, and of course, thunderstorms.

"The latter could play a big role in the next few days, with risks of lightning and thunder for much of the country," McInnes said.

On the Reddit thread, people made it clear they were sick of the subtropical weather.

One user commented: "Aargh! I'm so tired of the rain!"

"Bro I'd rather sweat from sun heat than humidity heat," another user said.

"[We've] had what maybe 3 days of sunshine in 4 weeks," a third commented. 

One person even joked they won't be able to do their washing.

"I have a heap of drip dry hand washing to do, just checked the forecast myself - maybe next year!"

Despite the forecast for the weekend making Aucklanders miserable, MetService said Christmas weekend weather is looking promising.

"Weather models are indicating high pressure around or over our shores on the 24/25 December."

MetService said it is a good sign as it will keep the widespread rainmakers away.