An anticyclone covers much of the country today then a northwesterly airflow builds in the south on Wednesday. Northwesterlies spread to most of New Zealand on Thursday meanwhile a front pushes onto the lower South Island in the evening.
Blue – A cold start for inland parts of the upper South Island, starting out around 1 to 3 degrees in the blue shaded area below.
Some fog is possible for eastern parts of the South Island this morning.
A nice sunny day for the western North Island.
Blue – A cold start for inland parts of the upper South Island and Central North Island, starting out around 1 to 3 degrees in the blue shaded areas below.
Some fog possible in the morning for many North Island regions especially inland.
Blue – Rain becoming heavy about South Westland in the evening then pushing northwards overnight.
Purple – Strong northeasterly winds gusting to gale at times about coastal South Westland.
Generally warm weather in the east with high cloud increasing over the eastern South Island during the day.
– 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