Today sees a front push over the upper South Island from the Tasman Sea while westerlies flow over the North Island. A low in the Tasman Sea sends out another front over the upper South Island from afternoon on Friday, a front crosses over the North Island overnight. A low passes out to the east of the country on Saturday with a cool southwesterly airflow covering New Zealand.
Blue – A front moves onto the upper South Island from the Tasman Sea this afternoon, this could bring some heavy rain for a time any of which eases this evening.
Isolated showers are possible about the the east coast of the North Island this afternoon, a chance one of two may be heavy then clearing this evening.
Blue – Another bout of rain moves in from the Tasman Sea on Friday for the upper South Island, mainly afternoon onwards becoming heavy by evening. Areas of heavy rain ease overnight.
Purple – Northerly winds becoming gusty about the northern Taranaki coastline later in the evening.
Blue – Early heavy rain for the upper South Island eases.
A front brings a chance of heavy rain for some northeastern parts of the North Island, perhaps the chance of a thunderstorm about eastern Bay Of Plenty / East Cape then easing by afternoon.
– 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