Northwesterlies through both Cook Strait and Foveaux Strait at the other end of the South Island, will likely be strong by afternoon.
Winds will possibly gust to gale at times, though gales will be infrequent, not sustained from the look of things.
Southland as a whole will also be in for some strong winds at times, as with the strait further south.
Inland parts of the South Island will likely see gusty northwesterlies from afternoon too, with strong winds at times, although gales in these areas seem a little less likely.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Zelda Wynn