A south to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, strong for some coastal regions about the lower North Island. A ridge of high pressure gradually sneaks in over the South Island later in the day. On Wednesday a high lies over the South Island while southeasterlies lie over the North. A large anticyclone lies over the country on Thursday.
Purple – Southerlies becoming strong about Wellington after midday, a chance of winds gusting to gale at times. Southeasterlies becoming gusty about Taranaki late afternoon / evening. During the afternoon and evening strong coastal southwesterly winds spread northwards along the east coast of the North Island, winds may gust to gale at times right on the coastal fringes.
– 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