A front slowly pushes northwards over the South Island during Wednesday while a westerly airflow lies over the North Island. Thursday sees a front push over the South Island from the Tasman Sea while westerlies continue in the north. A northerly airflow for the North Island on Friday while a low in the Tasman Sea sends out a front over the upper South Island from afternoon / evening.
Blue – Some heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island then easing during the afternoon.
A front moves onto the South Island from the Tasman Sea on Thursday morning, this could bring some heavy rain to the West Coast of the South Island and perhaps the east coast (mainly Canterbury) for a time around midday then easing during the afternoon.
Another bout of rain moves in from the Tasman Sea on Friday for the upper South Island, this rain may hang around a little longer this time however through into Saturday and could become heavy at times from Friday 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