Dark blue: Heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms on the West Coast of the South Island.
Green: Gale force northwest winds for the eastern South Island, right up to Cook Strait.
That northwest airflow continues, bringing strong winds – possibly up to gale force at times – for the western North Island and in areas further south.
Light Blue: Rain and showers continue on the West Coast of the South Island
Green: Strong northwest winds for the eastern South Island, right up to Cook Strait.
Sunny areas and some cloud for much of the North Island, while rain and showers persist in the west of the South Island, and high cloud sticks around for the east.
Light blue: More rain and showers on the West Coast, as well as a few light showers from time to time in Southland and Otago.
Conditions calm somewhat on Sunday – in comparison to the early part of the weekend.
Most areas are in for a mix of cloud and sun, with long periods of sunshine in many parts of the North Island.
– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, so that’s why not all regions are mentioned.
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– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz