A front pushes northwards over New Zealand today, winds preceding the front from the northwest then changing southwest in behind. A westerly airflow covers the country on Saturday although a low forms out to the east influencing a southwest change about the east coast of the South Island. A southwest airflow continues on Sunday for most however northwesterlies strengthen about the far south.
Purple – Blustery northwest winds develop ahead of a front today especially through Cook Strait where winds may gust to gale force. Winds about the inner South Island while gusty are not looking to bad, winds ease in the evening.
Some rain (possibly heavy) along the West Coast this morning eases midday onwards.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s may reach into the mid 20’s for parts of Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Blue – Showers about Southland through to South Canterbury in the east may be heavy late afternoon / evening in isolated spots, low risk of a thunderstorm. This shower activity is influenced by a southwest change.
Yellow – Temperatures in the low to mid 20’s for the areas marked below during the afternoon.
A northwesterly airflow strengthens about the lower South Island during the day, winds may gust to gale at times from 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