Strong southwesterly winds ease over the country during the day, especially along the east coast.
Heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island.
The North Island sees heavy rain move onto the southwestern corner of the Island in the evening then gradually moving northwards overnight.
Strong northwest winds for the upper South Island in the east in the morning, then easing afternoon.
Cook Strait and much of the North Island (especially in the west) sees strong northwesterly winds.
Cook Strait and exposed western areas will likely see gales at times from afternoon.
The East Coast may see gales in the evening.
– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned.
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– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz