A broad area of low pressure brings some instability to the country today. Tuesday sees an increasing northerly airflow as a front moves towards New Zealand from the Tasman Sea, this front moves through overnight with rain in the west, a few spots possible out east. A brisk to strong westerly airflow covers the country on Wednesday, easing in the afternoon however a front moves onto the West Coast of the South Island in the evening.
Blue – Isolated showers for this afternoon about manly parts of both islands especially inland, some of these showers may become heavy with thunderstorms then easing and clearing in the evening.
Purple – A mainly settled day across New Zealand. From afternoon northerlies increase about Cook Strait becoming strong by evening.
A front moves through overnight bringing rain to western regions, there is a chance of a heavy fall or two with this front but at this stage it is not looking too bad. We will update this outlook tomorrow morning should this heavy rain risk increase.
Blue – Rain for the West Coast of the South Island may be heavy from later in the evening.
Purple – Westerly winds will be gusty / strong about Canterbury through to the lower North Island in the morning then easing in the afternoon.
– 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