Grasshopper’s NZ Forecast, June 26 – Crisp, Sunny Winter days

June 26th, 2019


Cardrona yesterday. Sunny days are set to continue. Photo: Cardrona


Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper

Wednesday , June 26

Synoptic Outlook

Our week of sunshine continues as a juicy, plump high in the Tasman Sea slowly drifts towards us. The high will make landfall over the North Island during Friday, then end up just to the east by the during Saturday, allowing NW winds to kick in over the country. Overnight temps will remain nice and chilly at least until Saturday, so snow machines will keep groomed runs in tip-top shape.

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The week of sunshine continues as the high in the Tasman Sea drifts towards us. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

 Wednesday 26 June

Nothing but sun and fun to get you through hump day. A W-SW breeze over the Southern Lakes and light winds elsewhere.

Thursday 27 June

Yet another clear sunny day for everyone. Light winds, but a W-SW breeze remains over the Southern Lakes

Friday 28 June

Another mint sunny day with just a little bit of high cloud over the Southern Lakes. Winds will be light.

Saturday 29 June

A mostly fine day, but there’ll be a bit of high cloud over the South Island with W-NW winds picking up.

 Extended Outlook

On Sunday we will bid farewell to the high as it sets sail to the east, allowing high cloud to build and N-NW winds to blow like crazy ahead of a front, which will saunter up the South Island during Monday. The front should bring a dusting of snow to mid and upper slopes, but it’s likely to be too warm lower down where wet, slushy stuff is in order. After that, we’re likely to remain unsettled at least through until the end of the working week. What shape or form this entails? It’s too early to say.

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