A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a dying front over the North Island, northwesterlies strengthen on Wednesday with a front moving onto the lower South Island overnight. This front pushes northwards over New Zealand during Thursday reaching the upper North Island overnight.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid to high 20’s across parts of New Zealand. Temperatures about the upper South Island limited to the mid 20’s however.
Blue – Rain moves onto South Westland overnight with heavy falls.
Purple – Brisk to strong northwesterly winds develop through Cook Strait from afternoon.
Yellow – Another warm day across parts of New Zealand, reaching into the high 20’s for many, even the early 30’s for the eastern North Island.
Blue – Rain eases during the afternoon for the West Coast of the South Island, moving onto the western North Island later in the evening. This front will have weakened however the chance of a heavy fall about Taranaki later in the evening / overnight is there.
Purple – Winds brisk to strong about eastern parts of New Zealand from Southland up through to Cook Strait from the west or northwest. Gales possible too mainly for inland areas and especially about coastal Southland and through Cook Strait.
Yellow – High’s in the mid to late 20’s for many parts of the country in 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