A cold south to southwesterly airflow eases during today meanwhile a slim ridge of high pressure starts to move onto the South Island. A ridge for the North Island on Wednesday while northeasterlies increase further south. A front pushes onto the country overnight from the west then a low moves in on Thursday.
Blue – Early heavy showers ease for Northland / Auckland.
Morning heavy rain about the Kaikoura area eases.
Purple – Gusty southwesterlies quickly ease about Northland and Auckland during the morning.
Blue – Potential for a light frost to start the day about some inland areas in the morning.
As a front moves over New Zealand from the west early on Thursday there may be a few heavy showers embedded in it.
– 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