Frontal activity reinvigorates about the lower North Island today while another front moves out of the Tasman Sea onto the lower South Island later in the afternoon. A weakening front moves over the upper North Island during Friday, a westerly airflow lies over the rest of New Zealand. A westerly airflow continues on Saturday as an anticycloned is centred in the Tasman Sea.
Blue – Rain becoming heavy about the lower North Island in the west and northern parts of the upper South Island during the afternoon then easing later in the evening.
Yellow – High’s in the mid to late 20’s for Waikato northwards and the Gisborne region.
Purple – Brisk to strong westerlies develop about coastal Southland from afternoon.
Yellow – High’s reaching into the mid 20’s for the eastern South Island in the afternoon. Mid to late 20’s for much of the North Island. Early 30’s possible for some parts of the eastern North Island.
Yellow – Another hot day for eastern and northern regions. High’s into the mid to late 20’s for most.
– 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