An anticyclone continues to cover New Zealand on Wednesday, watch once again for inland downpours / thunderstorms during the afternoons and evenings.
For the North Island expect mainly sunny weather, especially in the west. There may be areas of cloud at times in the east especially morning and afternoon. Inland areas see afternoon showers develop, some may be heavy with thunderstorms then easing later in the day. Temperatures reaching into the low twenties for most but perhaps mid twenties for a few spots in the afternoon. Winds are light in the morning then expect afternoon sea breezes.
The South Island has a very similar picture. The thunderstorm risk is higher for the upper / inner South Island however they may still for for the interior of the South Island further south. Conditions are generally warm with high’s in the low twenties, mid twenties for some inland areas.
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.
Not all regions and towns have been mentioned above. For specific 10 day information for your city, town, rural community or island please see the 1500 forecasts on our homepage!
– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz