A series of fronts lie over the country today with potentially unstable weather for some parts of the South Island, this unstable weather may move onto the North Island on Friday. A ridge moves in on Saturday bringing mainly settled conditions for many, southerlies for much of the North Island still.
Blue – Cold upper air brings the chance of heavy afternoon / evening showers about the lower and upper South Island. There is a chance these showers could turn into thunderstorms with hail.
Purple – Southerly winds become strong through Cook Strait overnight.
Blue – Late afternoon / evening showers about the North Island as depicted below may turn into thunderstorms with hail and isolated heavy falls. Then clearing overnight.
A frosty start about the lower South Island, just a light frost.
Purple – Strong south to southeasterly winds blow through Cook Strait and affect parts of Taranaki from midday.
Blue – A light frost is possible for parts of the inner South Island and a small section of the inner North Island to start the day.
Purple – Brisk to strong southerlies about Mahia Peninsula and coastal Gisborne ease later in the evening.
– 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