An anticyclone brings mainly settled conditions for New Zealand on Thursday although conditions may become unstable inland for the South Island during the afternoon.
Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning for the upper and western North Island, afternoon sea breezes. Warm about some inland areas during the afternoon. Sunny with light winds in the morning along the east coast and for Wellington, afternoon sea breezes.
Mostly sunny weather about Nelson and Marlborough, afternoon sea breezes. Chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about some inland hills and ranges otherwise mainly dry. Mainly sunny with afternoon east to northeasterly breezes in Canterbury. Late afternoon / evening isolated showers develop inland about some hills and ranges, particularly Mid Canterbury southwards where some may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later on.
A mix of sun and cloud along the West Coast with light winds in the morning, afternoon sea breezes. May be an isolated shower late afternoon / evening inland about some hills and ranges. Mostly sunny for the lower South Island with light winds in the morning, afternoon sea breezes. Becoming hot for some inland areas. There may be heavy showers or downpours develop late afternoon / evening for inland areas, perhaps even a thunderstorm then clearing later in the evening.
Blue – Heavy form of precipitation – or – low temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
White – Snow
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz