A front moves northwards over the North Island today while a strong westerly airflow covers the South Island. An anticyclone on Tuesday brings mainly settled weather then a northwesterly airflow strengthens over the South Island on Wednesday while a ridge hangs on up north.
Blue – Showers this afternoon from the Bay Of Plenty through to Northland may become heavy in isolated spots for a time. The risk is highest about Northland where there is the low chance of a thunderstorm also.
Purple – Westerly winds about the lower South Island (especially coastal) becoming strong this afternoon with a risk of gales.
Blue – Rain becoming heavy about South Westland from evening then further north overnight.
Purple – Northwesterly winds will be fairly gusty for much of the day across most eastern South Island areas, winds through Cook Strait often gusting to gale at times for most of the day. Through the inner South Island Canterbury northwards winds become strongest overnight gusting to gale.
– 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