Frontal activity affects the North Island today while cool southerlies lie over the South Island, this front slowly moves away from the North Island on Thursday while a northeasterly airflow develops in the south. A northwesterly airflow develops for a time on Friday over the South Island however it weakens later in the day, a ridge lies over the North Island.
Blue – Rain about the eastern North Island may be persistent, it may not be all that heavy however since no rain has fallen about the east of the North Island for a while this is definitely welcome news. Gisborne has the best chance of the most persistent rain.
Purple – Southeasterlies becoming brisk to strong for the areas marked in purple below. Gusty / strong about the Coromandel, eastern Northland and western parts of East Cape from evening.
Blue – Rain which may be heavy about exposed northeastern parts of the North Island, eases away during the morning.
Purple – Southeasterly winds strong about eastern Northland and the Cormondel then easing during the afternoon.
Blue – Rain about South Westland may be heavy for a time in the morning then easing from afternoon.
– 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