A strong southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, on Tuesday a front moves northwards over the South Island during the day while a westerly airflow lies over the north. A front moves over the North Island on Wednesday however it does weaken and slow as the day goes on, weak low pressure for the South Island.
Purple – Strong west to southwesterly winds for some coastal parts of New Zealand today, winds may gust to gale about the lower South Island. All winds easing in the evening.
Blue – As a front moves northwards along the West Coast of the South Island rain may be heavy at times then easing in the evening.
Purple – Gusty / strong west to northwesterly winds can be expected in the areas marked below, easing for most in the evening although not about Cook Strait till overnight.
As the front moves over the North Island some rain in the west may be heavy for a time then easing in the 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