Spring Returns! (for a few days)
Blue – Some heavy rain for the west of the country in the morning then easing although a heavy shower / thunderstorm is possible for the rest of the day on the West Coast of the South Island.
A southwest change about coastal Otago up to perhaps South Canterbury mid or late afternoon brings showers, some may be heavy with thunderstorms and hail.
Purple – Northwesterly winds gusty / strong about the inner South Island and through Cook Strait from midday.
Yellow – Temperatures getting into the mid to late 20’s for the east of New Zealand in the afternoon.
Blue – From evening, rain heavy with thunderstorms and hail move into South Westland then pushing northwards overnight.
Later in the evening / overnight southerlies push into Southland and Otago, once again some could be heavy with thunderstorms and hail.
Purple – Gusty / strong southwesterlies about western coastal parts of the North Island ease 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