A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, unstable for some regions. Settling down on Tuesday with southwesterlies easing, a northwesterly airflow builds over the South Island from evening however. West to northwest winds build further on Wednesday becoming strong overnight.
Blue – Rain this morning about Canterbury may be heavy with a chance of hail, even the risk of a thunderstorm too although that is a low risk. Conditions easing into the afternoon.
Marlborough has a risk of heavy showers and hail from afternoon, low risk of a storm here also then the east coast of the North Island has heavy showers, hail and a chance of thunderstorms from early afternoon.
Purple – Southwesterly winds brisk to strong about some coastal parts of New Zealand today.
Blue – Rain moves onto South Westland in the evening then further north overnight, heavy falls possible, mainly about South Westland.
Blue – Rain moves into South Westland again from evening then pushes northwards overnight, a greater chance of heavy rain this time for all.
Purple – From later in the evening and through overnight expect brisk to strong northwesterly winds to develop in the areas marked below. Winds may gust to gale for inland Canterbury / Marlborough, Cook Strait and about coastal Southland.
– 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