A low in the Tasman Sea directs in some unsettled weather for the upper South Island from afternoon today, a front crosses over the North Island overnight. A low crosses then passes out to the east of the country later on Saturday with a cool southwesterly airflow gradually moving in. Sunday sees a gentle southwesterly airflow cover most of New Zealand.
Blue – Rain moves in from the Tasman Sea for the upper South Island, mainly afternoon onwards on the West Coast with heavy falls then heavy falls spread into some eastern areas this evening. Rain eases overnight for most.
Rain about northeastern parts of the North Island towards dawn on Saturday may be heavy with a risk of thunderstorms, especially about eastern Bay Of Plenty.
Purple – Northerly winds becoming gusty about the northern Taranaki coastline and the Coromandel later in the evening.
Blue – 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.
Rain may be heavy about parts of the lower North Island during the afternoon then easing in the evening.
Purple – Southerlies becoming strong about the lower North Island in the afternoon, westerlies about some western coastal areas become gusty from afternoon then ease in the evening.
Northerlies about East Cape, strong at times ease in the afternoon.
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– 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