Today sees an occluded frontal zone lying over the upper North Island while an easterly quarter airflow flows over the rest of the country. The occluded front moves a little further south on Friday, easterly quarter winds for everyone else. A northwesterly airflow develops on Saturday.
Blue – A frontal zone may bring the odd heavy shower or area of rain about Auckland from late afternoon then a little further south into Gisborne overnight.
A frosty start again for some mainly inland away from the coast. The coldest overnight lows will be about inland South Island areas. It has reached -10 degrees about Mt Cook which is the coldest reading so far.
Blue – Rain with heavy falls about East Cape / Gisborne and perhaps Hawkes Bay then easing from afternoon.
Fairly cloudy skies keep frosts away for most however the lower South Island sees quite cold temperatures around dawn, -4 degrees looks possible for some.
Blue – A touch of frost about the upper South Island in the morning, also the lower North Island. Nothing major.
There may also be a risk of fog to start the day about the Waikato and perhaps Auckland.
– 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