A southerly change pushing over the upper South Island and North Island during today brings in a cooler patch of weather and some rain. A ridge starts to move in fairly promptly behind this change. Another front pushes northwards over the South Island on Tuesday then the North Island on Wednesday.
Blue – Showers this afternoon for the upper North Island may be heavy with thunderstorms then clearing this evening.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid twenties about the northwestern South Island (especially inland) and also about Northland, especially in the east.
Yellow – High’s reaching into the mid twenties for many places tomorrow, high twenties for the eastern North Island.
Purple – A southwest change pushes northwards over the South Island during the day, winds will be strong about coastal areas as this change moves through reaching Wellington later in the evening. During the day westerlies are a bit brisk about the lower western North Island near the coast. And while not depicted below northwesterlies may become a little gusty about the inner South Island before the southwest change moves through.
Rain pushes northwards along the West Coast of the South Island during the day, it may be briefly heavy for a time.
Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid twenties on Wednesday for the upper North Island, also the lower South Island inland where high’s may reach into the late twenties. Strong south to southwesterly winds about Wellington and along the east coast of the North Island (mainly the coastal fringes), easing later in 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