A ridge for the North Island today while northeasterlies increase further south. A front pushes onto the country overnight from the west. This front slowly passes from west to east over New Zealand during Thursday meanwhile a low follows in behind which hangs around the North Island on Friday with a ridge developing further south.
Blue – Potential for a light frost to start the day about some inland areas in the morning.
Blue – As a front moves over New Zealand from the west on Thursday there may be some heavy rain about Tasman in the morning. Chance of a few heavy showers in other areas also then overnight a trough passing over Waikato through to Northland brings heavy showers with a risk of thunderstorms and hail.
Morning heavy showers about Northland through to the Waikato ease. Rain about the lower North Island may be heavy, easing before midday. About Gisborne during the afternoon there may be heavy showers with a risk of thunder / hail then easing in the evening.
– 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