Nikki Preston is a Herald reporter based in Hamilton.

Fine weather rolls on for Easter break

Visitors to the Easter Show at Greenlane should expect a fine afternoon. Photo / Michael Craig
Visitors to the Easter Show at Greenlane should expect a fine afternoon. Photo / Michael Craig

Morning cloud and a few showers will greet most of the country this morning, but the rain is expected to clear later this afternoon.

A fine afternoon is good news for holiday-makers travelling back home later in the day and for Aucklanders wanting to enjoy the last day of the Royal Easter Show.

MetService meteorologist Emma Blades said today's weather is pretty similar to yesterday's.

"Temperature-wise it's looking pretty typical for this time of year. Nice and mild. Nothing too hot, nothing too cold. Auckland is looking around the low 20s maximum temperatures this week, Wellington again low 20s and Christchurch again looking around low 20s, so pretty typical temperatures."

Showers are threatening western parts of Northland, which is also the only region likely to escape showers earlier in the day.

The South Island is also due to get a smattering of rain in the morning with Otago, Nelson and Marlborough remaining dry.

Like the North Island, the sun comes out in the afternoon and the weather becomes more settled with only the odd shower looming for most parts of the country for the rest of the week.

MetService meteorologist Frances Russell said the weather for the working week was looking "bitsy".

"It becomes a bit more settled as we begin to move into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

'But there are still showers around. I wouldn't like to say it is going to be dry everywhere because it is not."

Week forecast

North Island - Mainly fine but isolated afternoon showers about the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne ranges.
South Island - Morning rain in Fiordland, showers elsewhere in the west and south, fine elsewhere.

North Island - Mainly fine, isolated showers later about East Coast.
South Island - A few showers in the south and east, otherwise fine.

North Island - A few showers about East Coast and isolated afternoon showers over the central North Island, otherwise fine spells.
South Island - Mostly fine, a few showers about the south coast.

North Island - late rain in Northland. Cloudy periods and a few showers, especially about the ranges in the afternoon.
South Island - Mainly fine, isolated showers about Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds later.

- NZ Herald

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