A southerly change has this afternoon arrived in the capital. Winds have eased and the temperature has dropped to just 11 degrees this hour.
A gusty northerly is still pounding Paraparaumu with gusts to 80km/h.
It’s even colder in Christchurch with an easterly coming off the sea and just 9 degrees this hour.
A strong westerly is still affecting Invercargill however wind speeds are well down from yesterday with no gales in the area. The only region with near-gale force winds is South West Cape at the bottom of Stewart Island.
In Auckland and other northern centres the temperature is hovering around the 20 degree mark with cloudy skies and the odd spit of light rain or drizzle patch, otherwise it’s dry.
However rain clouds are moving in from the Tasman. Light rain is now falling across Waikato and should spread into Auckland during the afternoon or evening. The next few days will see showers and higher humidity for northern New Zealand but rainfall figures aren’t likely to be high.