Low pressure weakens a little over New Zealand today, the airflow is mainly from the south or southwest. On Tuesday a low east of the country brings a continuing southerly quarter airflow then on Wednesday a high moves over the South Island while southeasterlies lie over the North.
No risky weather today however shower / rain activity in the east of the South Island continues which will bring much needed relief to some dry parts of Canterbury.
Purple – Southerlies becoming strong about Wellington after midday, a chance of winds gusting to gale at times. Southeasterlies becoming gusty about Taranaki late afternoon / evening. During the afternoon and evening strong coastal southwesterly winds spread northwards along the east coast of the North Island, winds may gust to gale at times right on the coastal fringes.
Purple – Strong southerly winds about coastal Gisborne and East Cape gradually ease during the day.
– 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