A front crosses over the North Island this morning then a low follows behind this afternoon and evening, meanwhile the South Island sits under a slack pressure gradient. A strong southwesterly airflow eases later on Tuesday for the North Island, westerlies for the south. A front slowly pushes northwards over the South Island during Wednesday while a westerly airflow lies over the North Island.
Blue – A front brings heavy rain and possible thunderstorms to the upper North Island this morning. Heavy showers and thunderstorms possible for many this afternoon then easing later in the evening.
Isolated showers develop about some inland parts of the South Island today, some have a risk of turning heavy in spots then clearing this evening.
Purple – Brisk to strong southwesterly winds develop later this evening or overnight about some parts of the North Island.
Blue – There may be some morning heavy rain about northern Hawkes Bay and Gisborne then easing. Areas of heavy rain move into South Westland from afternoon.
Purple – Brisk to strong southwesterly winds for parts of the North Island ease later in the day.
Blue – Some morning heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island then easing.
– 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