An area of low pressure moves over New Zealand pushing in from the Tasman Sea bringing unsettled weather to many regions today. A southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Wednesday, easing on Thursday as a high pushes in from the Tasman Sea.
Blue – Rain for the western North Island becoming heavy at times from this morning, easing late afternoon or evening.
Showers about coastal Otago and South Canterbury may become heavy this afternoon / evening, perhaps even the chance of a thunderstorm.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching the mid 20’s about inland Canterbury this afternoon, reaching the mid to late 20’s about parts of the upper North Island.
Blue – Shower activity may become heavy for a time early afternoon about Canterbury then easing.
Purple – Strong southwesterly winds spread up the coastal fringes of the eastern South Island during the morning, reaching Wellington mid afternoon then pushing up the North Island’s east coast in the evening.
Yellow – High’s reaching the mid 20’s for the eastern North Island and parts of the Bay Of Plenty in the afternoon.
Blue – There is the chance of a light frost to start the day about inland parts of both Islands. Likely not going below 0, perhaps hovering around 1 or 2 around dawn. Something for growers to take note of.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s in the mid 20’s for parts of Northland.
– 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