A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, within this flow a frontal zone over the upper North Island weakens during the day. Northerlies on Tuesday with a front pushing into western regions late afternoon / evening, this front lies over the North Island on Wednesday meanwhile conditions are more settled further south.
Blue – Rain about Fiordland may be heavy at times this evening.
A warm day in the east, afternoon high’s may reach 20 degrees about the North Island’s east coast.
Blue – Late afternoon or evening some rain moves onto the West Coast of the South Island bringing a chance of heavy falls. Later in the evening / overnight some heavy rain is possible about northern Taranaki.
Purple – Gusty northeasterlies about coastal Fiordland from afternoon, easing overnight. Northerlies about coastal Taranaki, the top of the South Island and through Cook Strait becoming gusty in the evening. Winds may gust to gale at times.
Rain about some parts of the upper North Island may be heavy from afternoon then easing later 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