A front moves northwards over the South Island today reaching the western North Island later this evening, northwesterlies precede the front then tending west to northwest in behind. A southwesterly airflow for New Zealand on Tuesday then northwesterlies strengthen on Wednesday.
Blue – Rain spreads northwards along the West Coast bringing heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, reaching the western North Island later this evening / overnight.
Purple – West to northwesterly winds becoming strong about the far south later in the evening / overnight.
Blue – Any early heavy showers clear the upper North Island.
Purple – Gusty west to southwesterly winds about coastal parts of the lower South Island, easing from evening.
Blue – Another bout of heavy rain spreads northwards along the West Coast during the day, reaching Buller later in the evening.
Purple – Northwesterlies build from afternoon about inland parts of the South Island and through Cook Strait, winds becoming strong in the evening.
– 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