The centre of the low now lies just west of Auckland city out in the Tasman Sea. Winds around Auckland, Northland and Coromandel have been easing for the most part as the winds change direction from southerly to northerly, to westerly.
As of 6am gusty winds were affecting central parts of New Zealand (lower NI and upper SI). Heavy rain was also focused on central New Zealand and the eastern side of the North Island mostly south of Gisborne.
Air pressure in Auckland City continued to fall until midnight last night -when the centre of the low crossed out into the Tasman Sea around the Kaipara Harbour – bang on time. But while bang on time the centre of the low was about 50kms further north west of the city – allowing windier conditions to lag beyond most peoples bed times.
From the weather stations we can monitor we saw gusts peak around 90km/h to 110km/h range.
This morning the winds are still blustery from the north east in some parts of Auckland but conditions have certainly eased from last night.
Today the low stalls in the Tasman Sea before turning back in on the North Island – the centre of the low now weakening with the air pressure ‘filling in’.
This means winds over most of the North Island will ease today – with the exception of Northland and Auckland where westerly winds will build today – especially in Northland where they could become as strong as they were last night, but this time affecting different areas as a westerly not a south to south east wind.
in Auckland the winds will gradually build this afternoon, with windiest weather the further north you go in the region.
With the centre of the low still near Auckland expect winds to continue changing direction this morning and for drizzle and showers to feed in across the day. It will not be as wet as yesterday in the city though.
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