A large low sits west of New Zealand in the Tasman Sea today dragging in a cool southerly airflow for much of New Zealand, east to northeast winds for the upper North Island however. A front moves onto Northland during the afternoon then pushes a little further south overnight. A ridge starts to make some headway over the South Island on Thursday, easterly quarter winds ease further north. A ridge covers most of the country on Friday.
Blue – As a front moves in from the Tasman Sea with it comes some heavy rain, pushing into Northland during the afternoon then moving a little further south overnight.
Purple – Easterly winds becoming gusty about eastern Northland from afternoon then further south overnight. Southeasterlies build through Cook Strait from afternoon becoming gusty.
A nice day for the West Coast of the South Island, dry with some high cloud.
Blue – Morning rain (possibly heavy) about Auckland / Northland eases then clears away.
A frosty start about the lower South Island inland.
Purple – Gusty east to southeasterly winds ease later in the day.
A frosty start about inland parts of both Islands, heaviest about the inner South Island.
– 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