A moderate to strong northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today and on Tuesday, a front moves onto the West Coast of the South Island from Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday sees a northwesterly airflow continue however it is weaker, a weakening front lies over the lower North Island while another front moves onto the lower South Island from afternoon.
Purple – West to northwesterly winds through some parts of Central New Zealand are brisk to strong today.
Blue – Heavy rain about Fiordland pushes northwards in the evening. Rain about parts of Southland (especially in the west) may be heavy at times from late morning then easing later in the afternoon.
Purple – Northwesterly winds are gusty to strong, more so from afternoon about the lower North Island and the East Coast of the South Island (especially inland)
Blue – Rain about Fiordland becomes heavy from afternoon, some heavy rain may affect Southland at times.
Purple – Expect brisk to strong northwesterly winds through the Cook Strait area for much of the day.
– 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