A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, within this flow a front pushes over the South Island however it peters out around central parts of the country during the afternoon / evening. A large high brings mainly settled conditions to all of New Zealand on Saturday then on Sunday northwesterlies build again ahead of a front which pushes onto the lower South Island in the morning then moves northwards.
Purple – 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.
Blue – Heavy rain moves into Fiordland during the morning then pushes northwards however weakening about Buller by evening.
Purple – Northwesterlies becoming strong through Cook Strait in the morning then easing later in the evening.
Yellow – High’s reaching into the late 20’s for the east of the South and North Island. Mid 20’s elsewhere.
– 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