Blue: Heavy rain across the west of the North Island – mainly south of Taranaki – and top of the South Island late in the day.
Purple: Strong winds over much of the western North Island & upper South Island
A front barrels in from the northwest during the day, but won’t reach New Zealand until late in the evening – and further overnight.
Blue: Rain for much of the North Island to start, with heavy spells in the west particularly – as well as the upper South Island.
Purple: Strong winds at times in the western North Island and on Banks Peninsula
That large low pressure system stays with the country, as heavy spells of rain and strong winds stick around, especially in the west.
Rain in the upper South Island should ease by afternoon, though winds pick up – especially for the eastern extremities.
Blue: Rain and showers for much of the North Island
Northwesterlies return for the North Island, while the South Island sees cooler southwesterlies – and late rain moves in for parts of the East Coast.
– 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