A low moves towards New Zealand from the west in the Tasman Sea today, a warm then cold front move onto the West Coast of the South Island from evening. A low sits off to the west of the South Island on Wednesday dragging in a humid east to northeasterly airflow, northeasterlies continue on Thursday.
Blue – Rain becomes moderately heavy about the West Coast of the South Island from evening, it’s not till overnight that reasonably heavy rain moves into Buller and Tasman with a chance of torrential falls. Some heavy rain moves into Nelson and western Marlborough overnight also.
Purple – Northeasterly winds becoming gusty about coastal parts of the West Coast from evening.
Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s for Northland in the afternoon.
Blue – Heavy rain about Buller, Nelson and Marlborough gradually eases from late afternoon. Rain about Otago and Southland may be heavy at times throughout the day.
From afternoon expect heavy rain about the Bay Of Plenty, spreading into Hawkes Bay / Gisborne overnight.
There may be heavy afternoon showers or downpours about some inland areas then easing in the evening.
Purple – Southeasterly winds strengthen about coastal parts of the lower South Island from afternoon.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid 20’s about Northland and the Waikato.
Blue – Rain for northeastern parts of the North Island, heavy at times during the day. Rain about the Bay Of Plenty, East Cape and perhaps Hawkes Bay may become torrential overnight.
Rain about Southland and Otago eases from afternoon.
Showers about the upper South Island may become heavy in the afternoon then easing in the evening.
Purple – Northeasterlies becoming strong about East Cape later in the evening / overnight.
Southeasterly winds gusty about coastal Southland during the day.
Yellow – Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid 20’s about Northland.
– 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