A northeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a weak area of low pressure forming over the South Island this afternoon, more so about the southern half of the island. On Saturday the airflow tends northerly as a front moves eastwards coming in from the Tasman Sea. This front moves over the North Island on Sunday while the South Island is under a northwesterly airflow.
Blue – In an area from Auckland down through to Taranaki, showers this afternoon may turn heavy with a moderate risk of thunderstorms. The same goes for parts of Canterbury, Mid and South Canterbury in particular mainly inland down through into parts of Otago.
No weather of note looks to occur on Saturday at this stage although there is a low risk of some heavy rain about Buller overnight.
Blue – A front moves over the upper North Island around midday, this may bring a few heavy falls. Thunderstorms also possible about Northland and perhaps Auckland with the passing of this front.
Late afternoon / early evening about Southland and inland Otago there may be a few heavy isolated showers with the chance of a thunderstorm.
– 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