A ridge lies over the upper North Island today while northwesterlies strengthen over the rest of New Zealand. A front moves onto the lower South Island later this afternoon / evening then northwards overnight. This front reaches the lower North Island in the afternoon then slowly moves over the rest of the North Island on Wednesday.
Blue – Heavy rain moves into Fiordland this morning then reaching North Westland this evening.
Purple – Northwesterlies pick up across much of the South Island this afternoon, possibly even breezy or a bit gusty at times. Through the Cook Strait area northwesterlies strengthen rising to gale later today.
Yellow – High’s in the early 30’s for the east of the South Island today, low to mid 30’s for the east of the North Island. Mid to high 20’s for most other areas marked in yellow below.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the early 30’s on Tuesday for the east of the North Island and about Northland. Mid to late 20’s elsewhere.
Blue – Rain about the eastern North Island may be persistent, it may not be all that heavy however since no rain has fallen about the east of the North Island for a while this is definitely welcome news.
Purple – Southeasterlies becoming brisk to strong for the areas marked in purple below.
– 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