A west to southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Friday then anticyclonic conditions are expected on Saturday.
Purple – Brisk to strong westerly winds about the lower South Island. Winds about coastal Southland and the Catlins may gust to gale at times.
Yellow – Temperatures getting into the mid or perhaps even late 20’s for the east of the North Island in the afternoon.
Blue – Rain about South Westland pushes northwards during the day, expect heavy falls then easing in the evening.
Purple – Northwesterly winds for the east of the South Island and the lower North Island will be brisk to strong during the day. Winds may gust to gale at times for inland areas and about Cook Strait then easing later in the day / overnight.
Yellow – Temperatures for the east of the South and North Islands getting into the mid to late 20’s during the 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