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Mid week already, strong winds on the way later this week

Wednesday will roll around tomorrow, the week does feel like it is moving quickly. For Wednesday eastern areas of both islands are likely to be sunny and warm with northwesterlies freshening, high cloud will develop over the South Island. Westerly winds will be quite strong about Southland, late afternoon southwesterlies develop bringing a few showers which move into Otago later in the evening or overnight.

Cloudy weather is likely on the West Coast of the South Island with showers turning to rain in Fiordland by evening.

The west coast of the North Island from Taranaki through to Northland will likely have cloudy areas with only a few sunny areas at times, also the risk of the odd shower however it should be dry for the most part. About Wellington and Cook Strait in particular northwesterlies are likely to be strong possibly gusting to gale force at times late afternoon and evening.

Thursday will see cool southwesterlies over much of the country then Friday a return to northwesterlies, these northwesterlies could be quite strong from Southland right up to the lower North Island gusting to gale force at times in eastern areas and about Foveaux and Cook Strait.

Homepage image / 3rd October 1pm rain map –

By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson,


sw on 2/10/2012 8:02am

Annoying,the so called northwesterlies are often SW in Auckland especially with these types of anticyclones.

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