A front pushes over the North Island today although it does gradually weaken, southerlies ease over the South Island. A north to northeasterly airflow gradually builds over New Zealand on Friday, a front pushes over New Zealand from the west on Saturday.
While some persistent areas of rain will affect the top of the South Island and North Island this morning heavy falls are not looking overly likely at this stage.
Blue – Heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island overnight.
Purple – Gusty northeasterly winds develop about coastal areas of the South Island from afternoon.
Yellow – Temperatures getting into the mid to late 20’s in the areas marked below for the afternoon.
Blue – Some heavy rain for the west of the country in the morning then easing although a heavy shower / thunderstorm is possible for the rest of the day on the West Coast of the South Island.
Purple – Gusty northerlies for the west of the North Island ease in the afternoon, northwesterly winds gusty / strong about the inner South Island and through Cook Strait from afternoon.
Yellow – Temperatures getting into the mid to late 20’s for the east of New Zealand 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