A ridge covers New Zealand today extending out from a high east of the country, within this ridge is a northeasterly airflow and two frontal features. One bringing a few showers to some northeastern parts of the North Island and another bringing rain to South Westland. A low moves towards New Zealand from the west in the Tasman Sea on Tuesday then this low brings in a fairly wet northeasterly airflow for Wednesday.
Blue – Rain about Fiordland may be heavy at times from this afternoon then easing this evening.
The best spot to be is the west of the North Island about Taranaki through to Wellington. Nelson, Marlborough and a fair chunk of Canterbury has a pretty good day also.
Blue – Rain becomes moderately heavy about the West Coast of the South Island from evening, it’s not till overnight that resonably heavy rain moves into Buller and Tasman with a chance of torrential falls. Some heavy rain moves into Nelson and western Marlborough overnight also.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s for Northland in the afternoon.
Blue – Heavy rain about Buller, Nelson and Marlborough gradually eases from afternoon. Rain about northern Otago through to about Banks Peninsula becoming persistent from late afternoon or evening, there may be a few heavy falls about especially for inland areas.
From afternoon areas of rain about the upper North Island may be heavy with a risk of thunderstorms then easing later in the evening.
Purple – Southeasterly winds strengthen about coastal parts of the lower South Island from afternoon, becoming brisk to strong about coastal areas.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid 20’s about Northland.
– 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