A north to northeasterly airflow gradually increases over New Zealand today with a front pushing onto the West Coast of the South Island from late afternoon / evening. This front lies over the North Island on Wednesday meanwhile conditions are more settled further south. Potentially unstable weather for the upper North Island on Thursday.
Blue – Late afternoon or evening some rain moves onto the West Coast of the South Island bringing a chance of heavy falls. Overnight some heavy rain is possible about some western parts of the North Island.
Purple – Northerlies about coastal Taranaki, the top of the South Island and through Cook Strait becoming gusty from evening. Winds may gust to gale at times. Northerlies strengthen about Northland overnight.
Blue – Rain about some parts of the upper North Island may be heavy then easing later in the evening, not easing about eastern Bay Of Plenty till overnight. Rain about Northland / Auckland while it may be heavy for a time is not looking as heavy as a little further south.
Purple – Northerlies are fairly gusty / strong about some coastal areas, generally not easing till late afternoon / evening. Winds about East Cape not easing till overnight.
Isolated showers about the upper North Island in the afternoon may become heavy, a chance of thunderstorms also then easing in the evening.
– 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