A front moves northwards over the South Island today reaching the lower North Island this afternoon, potentially unstable conditions develop about the far south this afternoon. Winds mostly from the west. Westerlies continue on Tuesday with a series of weakening fronts over New Zealand, high pressure on Wednesday.
Blue – Heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island eases by midday. Some heavy rain may return this afternoon about South Westland.
This afternoon showers develop about Southland / Otago especially near the coast, showers may turn heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later this evening.
Purple – Northwesterlies brisk to strong about Banks Peninsula northwards in the east. Brisk to strong northwesterly winds about the western coastline of the upper North Island eases this evening. Winds gusting to gale through Cook Strait, easing this evening.
Yellow – High’s in the mid 20’s for the east of the South Island this afternoon. Late 20’s for many parts of the North Island, even early to mid 30’s in the east.
Blue – Early morning heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island eases away.
Purple – Westerlies becoming strong about coastal Southland in the afternoon, winds may gust to gale at times.
Yellow – High’s in the mid 20’s for some parts of the eastern South Island in the afternoon. Mid to late 20’s for the east of the North Island.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s for the western North Island as marked below.
– 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