A strong southwesterly airflow gradually eases over New Zealand today as a large low east of the South Island continues to move away. A high sits in the Tasman Sea on Tuesday as a westerly quarter airflow gradually builds, mainly in the south. A front pushes northwards over the country on Wednesday with northwesterly winds ahead of the front and changing southwest in behind.
Blue – Heavy showers about the lower North Island ease this afternoon.
Purple – Strong to gale southwesterly winds about parts of coastal Otago and coastal Canterbury ease this afternoon. Brisk to strong westerlies about the western North Island gradually ease during today.
Blue – Heavy rain moves into South Westland overnight.
Purple – Brisk to strong northwesterly winds develop overnight about the interior of the South Island and through Cook Strait. Strong to gale northeasterlies develop about coastal Fiordland later in the evening.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s for the areas marked below in the afternoon.
Blue – Heavy rain for North Westland eases in the afternoon.
Purple – Strong northwesterlies about the interior of the upper South Island easing from late afternoon, strong to gale northwesterlies through Cook Strait ease in the evening.
Strong to gale westerlies about coastal Southland and the Catlins during the day.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s for a time for the eastern South Island and eastern 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