Temperatures are expected to be warm this weekend as the country gets an early dose of summer weather.
“The air [will be] coming off Australia, they have this really large high over the Tasman, and the northerly flow on the western side of the high is dragging this warm air off Australia,” MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey says.
Fellow forecaster WeatherWatch said November was likely to kick off with a week of drier than normal weather in all parts of the country except the West Coast.
“Being mid-spring it’s not perfectly settled [conditions], but compared to last week it’s a big improvement,” WeatherWatch said.
However, MetService’s Glassey said there was still some more blustery spring weather to come before summer sets in properly in December.
“There may be cooler weather coming later in November. We are hinting at a colder anomaly in mid-November,” he said.
“We might get warm weather next weekend, but it’s not necessarily going to stick around for the rest of spring.”