Weather: Nice start to the week, rain on the way to the South Island

Sunny, dry weather is on the way for most of the country as spring approaches, according to MetService.

However, it is not all good news. Heavy rain could hit the western South Island later in the week

MetService forecast dry weather with few clouds for most locations through Wednesday, with isolated showers expected across the western South Island and parts of the North Island.

“We have a high moving over the South Island today, and it will move eastwards tomorrow, so it should hang around and bring stable weather to most places over the next few days. “said MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey.

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“There are still some showers in some places, mainly in eastern New Zealand. This will probably be the case again tomorrow for Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.

The good weather is not expected to remain for everyone, with heavy rain forecast for the South Island in the second half of the week.

Winter has been wet and windy for many, but the sun should be shining this week.

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Winter has been wet and windy for many, but the sun should be shining this week.

“The next significant weather feature is a front moving over the South Island later Wednesday and then starting to move north,” Glassey said.

“We are expecting heavy rain in the western South Island.”

More rain comes after wet weather caused flooding, prompting evacuations and widespread property damage across the upper South Island in early August.

Good weather is expected for most of the country this week, according to MetService.  (File photo)

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Good weather is expected for most of the country this week, according to MetService. (File photo)

No severe weather warnings or watches are currently in place, but people should keep up to date with the latest MetService forecast as information may change.

In Auckland, good weather from Sunday is expected to continue through Friday, with some partial clouds appearing on Monday.

Wellington will have a cloudy but beautiful week, with showers expected to subside by Monday followed by dry weather.

Showers will also disappear by Monday in Christchurch, followed by dry sunny weather for the rest of the week.