Southwest winds easing today as a high pushes in from the Tasman Sea. Westerlies on Friday ahead of a front which moves onto the lower South Island late morning reaching the lower North Island overnight, this front will weaken a fair amount during the day as it moves northwards. A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Saturday.
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.
Purple – Gusty southwesterly winds out on Banks Peninsula and about the Wairarapa coast ease this morning.
Purple – Westerlies become brisk about the lower North Island in the west from afternoon. Brisk to strong southwesterlies about the southeastern coastline of the South Island from late afternoon.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s in the mid 20’s for eastern parts of both islands.
Blue – Showers activity develops about Canterbury in the evening, this should move on fairly promptly however may be heavy for a time.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s during the afternoon about the eastern North Island, just inland away from the coast as an afternoon sea breeze may keep conditions a little cooler nearer the ocean.
– 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