A low is centred out to the west of the North Island today bringing in a humid northerly quarter airflow, this brings the risk of some unstable weather this afternoon. Southerlies over the South Island strengthen over the lower North Island from afternoon. Anticyclonic conditions for most on Tuesday although weak low pressure lies over the upper North Island. A subtropical feed brings some heavy rain to the North Island’s east coast on Wednesday while the South Island continues to sit under a ridge of high pressure.
Blue – Showers this afternoon from Northland down through to Manawatu have a chance of becoming heavy with thunderstorms then easing later this evening. Auckland itself may miss out although southern parts of the region have a slightly higher chance.
Purple – Southerlies strengthen through Cook Strait this afternoon, becoming strong about coastal Taranaki in the south this evening from the southeast.
Morning showers clear for the West Coast of the South Island then sunny areas increase from afternoon.
Blue – Afternoon showers about southern Auckland, the Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty may become heavy with thunderstorms then easing in the evening.
Yellow – High’s reaching into the mid 20’s for the areas marked below.
There may be a touch of fog to start the day about the Waikato.
Blue – Afternoon showers once again may become heavy with a risk of thunderstorms then easing later in the evening.
Rain pushes into Gisborne in the morning with heavy falls, reaching Hawkes Bay by midday then the Wairarapa late afternoon / evening. Rain eases about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne late afternoon then about the Wairarapa overnight.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid 20’s.
– 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