A ridge pushes onto the South Island this morning while strong southerlies ease during the day for the North Island. A ridge lies over the North Island on Tuesday while northwesterlies build in the south, a front moves onto the lower South Island overnight. A front pushes northwards over the South Island during Wednesday then over the North Island overnight.
Blue – Heavy rain about Gisborne eases by midday.
A frosty start about the inner South Island.
Purple – Strong southerlies about coastal parts of the North Island ease from afternoon.
Blue – Rain about South Westland becoming heavy overnight.
A cold start about inner parts of both Islands, sitting around 0 to -1 around dawn.
Purple – Northwesterlies becoming strong through Cook Strait overnight, winds may gust to gale at times. Brisk to strong northerlies about coastal Fiordland from afternoon.
Blue – Heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island, easing from the south afternoon onwards.
Showers about Canterbury (mainly coastal) may be heavy for a time in the evening before easing overnight, a chance of small hail too.
Purple – Brisk to strong northwesterlies about inland Canterbury / Marlborough, easing from late afternoon. Strong northwesterly winds through Cook Strait ease overnight.
– 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