A front pushes onto the South Island today from the west then onto the North Island later in the evening / overnight. This front gradually clears the North Island on Wednesday. Thursday sees a southwesterly airflow potentially unstable for some in the south.
Blue – Heavy rain gradually pushes northwards along the West Coast of the South Island during today reaching northwest Nelson through to Taranaki later in the evening / overnight.
Purple – Strong northeasterlies about coastal South Westland ease after midday.
Blue – To start the day there may be a light frost about the lower South Island, it may only just drop to around 1 or 0 degrees however as it is a sensitive time of year for growers it’s worth mentioning.
Some morning heavy rain for Taranaki / Central North Island and eastern Bay Of Plenty eases.
From mid afternoon about southern Hawkes Bay and parts of Wairarpa there may be heavy showers and thunderstorms then clearing away in the evening.
Isolated showers develop about the Nelson / Marlborough and Buller regions in the afternoon a few of which could be heavy with the low risk of a thunderstorm then easing in the evening.
Finally overnight another front moves onto South Westland overnight bringing heavy showers and possible thunderstorms with hail.
Blue – From mid afternoon a south to southwest change may trigger thunderstorms with hail along the eastern side of the South Island any of which clear in the evening.
Purple – Brisk to strong westerly winds afternoon and evening about parts of the lower North Island and about the tip of East Cape.
– 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