Potentially unstable weather may move onto parts of the North Island today while conditions ease over the South Island due to a ridge of high pressure. Mainly settled on Saturday however southerlies about the eastern North Island still bring showers or rain, possibly heavy. Settled for most on Sunday, a front approaches in the Tasman Sea.
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 – Rain about Hawkes Bay (mainly in the north) and Gisborne heavy at times during the day then easing in the evening.
A light frost is possible for parts of the inner South Island to start the day.
Purple – Brisk to strong southerlies about the Eastern North Island ease later in the evening.
Blue – Some rain for the West Coast of the South Island overnight may be heavy due to a front pushing in from the Tasman Sea.
A light frost to start the day for some inner parts of the North Island.
– 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