An east to northeasterly airflow lies over most of the country today, a general northeasterly airflow continues on Friday however a weak area of low pressure forms over the South Island by midday. On Saturday the airflow tends northerly as a front moves eastwards coming in from the Tasman Sea.
Blue – Northland, Auckland through to Taranaki and about parts of the lower South Island there is a moderate risk of thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Heavy showers are possible then easing in the evening.
Gisborne and the ranges of Hawkes Bay may see areas of heavy rain, more so in the morning then gradually easing.
Blue – Showers in the afternoon once again in an area from Auckland down through to Taranaki, these showers may turn heavy with a moderate risk of thunderstorms. The same goes for parts of Canterbury, Mid and South Canterbury in particular mainly inland. Isolated heavy showers also possible about inland Southland / Otago in the afternoon although these showers may just keep away from turning into a thunderstorm.
No weather of note looks to occur on Saturday at this stage.
– 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