A moderate to strong northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a front moves onto the West Coast of the South Island this afternoon / evening. Wednesday sees a northwesterly airflow continue however it does weaken, a weakening front lies over the lower North Island while another front moves onto the lower South Island from afternoon. A series of fronts lie over the country on Thursday.
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 about the lower North Island and the East Coast of the South Island (especially inland)
Blue – Rain about Fiordland becomes heavy from afternoon, pushing northwards overnight.
Purple – Expect brisk to strong northwesterly winds about the east of the South Island, easing in the morning. Winds strong through Cook Strait for much of the day.
While many regions will get rain on Thursday there is no note worthy weather at this stage although this may change as we move closer to the day in question.
– 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