Wellington / Lower North Island
Today expect brisk to strong northwesterly winds, rising to gale at times. Sunny spells and the odd shower with some rain this evening / overnight. Thursday sees the odd shower with southerly winds developing in the morning, showers turning to rain in the afternoon with a chance of heavy falls and southerlies rising to gale force. Thursday afternoon through to early Friday morning sees quite strong winds from the south about the capital but this should be the last of the rough weather for now.
On Saturday through to Wednesday next week conditions are a bit calmer although northwesterlies may be gust at times, nothing out of the ordinary for Wellington though. It will certainly be drier with more sun during this period.
Northeastern South Island
Today is a mainly dry day however winds will be fairly gusty / strong from the northwest, it should be mainly sunny although expect some cloud at times. Thursday is when conditions go down hill with rain developing in the morning and strong south to southwesterly winds pushing through, winds will likely gust to gale about the coast.
Friday sees showers clear in the morning with breezy southwesterly winds dying out in the afternoon. Saturday through to Wednesday next week sees a period of calmer, sunnier weather, dry too.
So that’s the outlook for the time being, after Thursday and Friday morning has been and gone it’s actually looking fairly positive beyond that weather wise.
Image: Upper South Island / Lower North Island, MSLP map Thursday 17th November 1pm 2016