A front pushes slowly over the North Island today moving in from the west, bringing areas of heavy rain and gusty winds for some. The South Island meanwhile sits under low pressure and light winds. Conditions may become unstable for the North Island on Thursday, a southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Friday.
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 Auckland and parts of Northland, while it may be heavy for a time is not looking as heavy as elsewhere.
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.
Morning showers for the western upper North Island may be heavy then easing by midday.
Overnight a front moves onto the South Island bringing heavy rain to the West Coast.
– 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