Today 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 overnight. Gusty westerlies on Thursday with a series of fronts moving over the country during the day.
Blue – A front moves through overnight bringing rain to western regions, there is a chance of a heavy fall or two with this front.
Purple – A mainly settled day across New Zealand. From afternoon northerlies increase about Cook Strait becoming strong by evening. Westerly winds become strong about Northland overnight.
Purple – Westerly winds will be gusty / strong about parts of New Zealand during the day, southwesterlies become strong about Banks Peninsula for a time in the afternoon then easing by evening.
Blue – Areas of rain may be heavy at times for the west and upper half of the North Island during the day, thunderstorms possible also more so about the upper half of the Island. Some heavy rain for a time about the West Coast of the South Island from late afternoon.
Purple – Northerly winds gusty / strong about Cook Strait during the day. Westerly winds becoming strong about much of the North Island from later in the evening and continuing overnight.
– 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