Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….
STRONG FRONT TO START THE WEEK
A reasonably strong front pushes northwards over the country today however it is fairly abrupt and not all that long lasting. It would have started around midnight about the lower South Island then will be moving through Canterbury this morning and northwards along the West Coast, it reaches the lower North Island early afternoon then the likes of Auckland this evening.
Expect strong southwesterlies with the change, winds about coastal Canterbury this morning look particularly strong but these ease this afternoon.
Thunderstorms are possible this morning about North Westland and Buller then parts of the lower North Island as the front hits there this afternoon, the eastern North Island has a higher chance of storms than out west.
HIGH MOVES IN TUESDAY
A high starts pushing in over the country on Tuesday, this should mean it’s quite settled or getting there at least. Southland and some parts of the West Coast have a bit of cloud, perhaps a shower or two. Elsewhere has mainly sunny weather after any morning cloud clears.
Inland areas will start off a bit chilly, lows in the morning between 2 and 4 degrees are likely. The high hangs around on Wednesday bringing another settled day.
NEXT FRONT THURSDAY / FRIDAY
Our next front is due later on Thursday and passes out to the east on Friday. This very westerly orientated front means western regions pick up most of the rain here, eastern regions stay drier but will be warmer with gusty north to northwesterly winds.
A secondary front brings rain or showers to Southland and Otago on Friday afternoon.