A ridge lies over much of the country today however it does weaken from afternoon for the South Island as a northwesterly airflow develops. A front moves onto the lower South Island later this evening. A front pushes northwards on Saturday bringing cold temperatures but not much in the way of rough weather, cool west to southwesterly winds continue on Sunday.
Blue – A frosty start this morning, lows ranging between -4 and +2’s celsius in the shaded areas below. Although we have -6 degrees in one spot, Twizel does it again.
Purple – Later in the evening then overnight a southwest change hits the lower South Island then pushes northwards bringing with it brisk to strong winds about coastal areas.
Blue – A tad cold to start for some however there may be no frosts, windy conditions keep most regions above zero.
Purple – Brisk south to southwesterly winds about the eastern South Island ease from afternoon, further north breezy southerlies develop about Wellington late morning then push into the eastern North Island from afternoon in the form of southwesterlies although not looking as strong now as yesterdays graphic.
Blue – A cold start inland, -3 to +2 for the shaded areas below. The coldest temperatures being about inland South Island areas.
– 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