A ridge lies over the South Island today drawing in a southerly quarter airflow meanwhile a front stretching out from a low in the Tasman Sea affects the lower North Island. A humid subtropical northerly for the upper North Island. A southeasterly airflow affects the South Island on Tuesday while a front brings rain and southeasterlies for much of the North Island. A low drops out of the Tasman Sea moving closer to New Zealand as Wednesday ticks along, this brings unsettled weather with heavy rain to many regions.
Blue – Areas of rain about the lower North Island becoming heavy this evening
A potentially frosty start about the lower South Island inland this morning.
Purple – Southeasterly winds becoming gusty about northern Tasman / Marlborough and some parts of the lower North Island later this evening or overnight.
Yellow – High’s reaching into the mid 20’s for some parts of the upper North Island this afternoon.
Blue – Areas of rain about the lower and eastern North Island, heavy at times.
Purple – Gusty southeasterly winds pushing through central New Zealand during the day, also coastal Gisborne.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid 20’s about Northland.
Blue – Areas of heavy rain across many regions during the day, not becoming heavy about Canterbury till afternoon.
Purple – Strong easterlies about central New Zealand during the day, winds may gust to gale at times. Overnight as a low starts to move over strong southwesterly winds develop about the east coast of the South Island and strong northwesterlies move into the west of the North Island.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s may just reach into the mid 20’s for western Northland during the afternoon.
– 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