A southwesterly airflow lies over the country today then building over the South Island from the northwest overnight. A northwesterly airflow covers much of New Zealand on Tuesday, meanwhile a front moves northwards over the South Island during the day, weakening as it goes. Expect a southwesterly airflow on Wednesday with Tuesday’s front now decaying over the North Island during the day.
Purple – Overnight northerly winds build through Cook Strait becoming gusty, northwesterlies becoming strong overnight about coastal Fiordland in the south.
Blue – Heavy rain moves into South Westland during the morning then weakens the further north it pushes during the day.
Purple – Expect brisk to strong westerly quarter winds about the lower South Island and central New Zealand during the day.
Purple – Brisk west to southwesterly winds during the day about some coastal parts of the lower South Island and western North Island.
– 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