An anticyclone continues to cover New Zealand on Thursday, watch once again for inland downpours / thunderstorms during the afternoons and evenings.
Cloudy areas for the upper North Island, afternoon showers possibly heavy. Isolated thunder possible especially just away from coastal areas. Light winds and sea breezes.
A mix of sun and cloud about the lower western North Island with light winds, afternoon sea breezes near the coast. Heavy showers developing for some inland areas after midday, mainly north of about Palmerston North. A chance of thunderstorms also then clearing at night.
Mostly sunny along the East Coast after any morning cloud breaks away, cloud build ups may produce heavy showers about the ranges in the afternoon / evening, especially the ranges of northern Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Light winds in the morning then sea breezes. Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells for Wellington, southeasterly winds.
A mix of sun and cloud about Nelson and Marlborough with sea breezes developing. Showers developing for inland areas in the afternoon, some may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing at night. Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells in Canterbury, afternoon easterlies. Way up in the high country cloud builds in the afternoon bringing heavy showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Showers ease later in the evening and may drift into the foothills for a time before clearing.
A mix of sun and cloud along the West Coast with light winds in the morning, afternoon sea breezes. Showers developing about the ranges in the afternoon, some may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing at night. Mostly sunny about Southland and Otago with light winds after any morning cloud breaks away, afternoon sea breezes. Becoming hot for some inland areas. There may be heavy showers or downpours develop late afternoon / evening for inland areas, low risk of 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