A ridge brings slightly more settled weather then we have been having recently for today, still, some cold upper air enhances a few showers over parts of the North Island especially in the afternoon. Tuesday sees a northerly airflow increase ahead of a front which moves onto the South Island in the afternoon then further north later in the evening. A gusty northwesterly airflow lies over the country on Wednesday.
Blue – A frosty start about some inland areas this morning, nothing too severe although there are a few isolated -3 and -4 degree spots this morning.
Blue – Areas of rain for the West Coast of the South Island for much of the day, there may be some heavy rain around early afternoon then again later in the evening / overnight. The West Coast the North Island sees some rain later in the evening / overnight and that may be heavy also.
Purple – North to northwesterly winds associated with this front will be brisk to strong about western coastal parts of the North Island and through Cook Strait.
A band of rain with heavy falls possible moves slowly northeast over the upper North Island on Wednesday, clearing by late afternoon. The West Coast of the South Island is looking to recieve heavy falls and possible thunderstorms during the day. Winds from the northwest are strong through Cook Strait.
– 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