Over the country today we have a strong northwesterly airflow – which will affect the upper South Island and lower North – particularly in the morning.
Wellington in particular will be blown about, and winds may approach gale force in the east of the South Island – mainly inland and about Cook Strait.
During the afternoon, though, winds will gradually ease.
As for rain, there may be a few heavy falls for Buller and the Tasman region during the day – otherwise it’s not looking too bad.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
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