A west to northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today as an anticyclone sits west of the North Island in the Tasman Sea. A front pushes northwards on Friday however it will weaken considerably as it goes northwards. A large high brings mainly settled conditions to all of New Zealand on Saturday.
Blue – Rain heavy at times for the West Coast of the South Island.
Coastal Otago up through to coastal South Canterbury may see heavy showers and thunderstorms develop this afternoon then clearing this evening.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s in the mid 20’s for the areas marked below.
Purple – Gusty northwesterlies about the inner upper South Island ease during the morning, strong northwesterlies through Cook Strait ease in the evening.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the late 20’s for the east of the North Island in the afternoon, mid 20’s elsewhere.
Yellow – Temperatures just reaching into the mid 20 degree mark for some inner parts of the South Island in the afternoon. High’s in the mid to late 20’s for much of the 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