A front curls it’s way over the North Island today while the South Island sits under a ridge of high pressure. A low moves over the North Island on Tuesday while a ridge continues in the south. Generally anticyclonic on Wednesday however a southerly airflow freshens about the eastern North Island later in the day.
Blue – As a front moves over the North Island today it will bring showers, some of which may be heavy, perhaps even the chance of a thunderstorm then easing mid afternoon in the west and about the Bay Of Plenty later this evening.
A frosty start about inland parts of the South Island this morning, temperatures have reached -5 degrees celsius this morning about Tekapo.
Blue – Showers about the east of the North Island may be heavy in the morning then easing from afternoon.
Another frosty start about the inner South Island, lows around 0 to -3 for most although it may drop to -5 about isolated inland spots.
Blue – Overnight or perhaps more towards dawn on Thursday a freshening southerly airflow may bring a few heavy showers to the North Island’s east coast, mainly about northern Hawkes Bay / Gisborne.
A frosty start about the inner South Island, lows around 0 to -3 for most although it may drop to -5 about isolated inland spots.
– 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