Weak anticyclonic conditions for much of the country today with light southerlies for most tending northeast about the upper North Island. A low moves towards the upper North Island on Saturday moving out of the Tasman Sea with northeast winds, light east to southeast winds cover the rest of the country. Easterlies cover most of New Zealand on Sunday with a low situated over Northland.
Blue – Low risk of an isolated heavy shower for some western parts of the upper North Island late this afternoon / evening.
Blue – From afternoon rain moves into Northland reaching Auckland in the evening, chance of a heavy fall or two here.
Late afternoon / evening isolated showers are possible about Central Otago and the Fiordland ranges, a low risk one or two may be heavy.
Blue – Areas of rain for parts of the upper North Island may be heavy at times. Northland during the afternoon could even see thunderstorms and heavy downpours due to large amounts of surface moisture present and warm temperatures.
Purple – Gusty easterly winds are likely about the Auckland region, winds may be strong at times.
– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz