Strong cold southwesterlies lie over the country today. Rain eases to showers this afternoon for most North Island regions, clearing for some. Gales are possible for some too, especially about Wellington and most coastal areas. In the South Island conditions clear up this morning on the West Coast and about Nelson / Marlborough. Showers ease along the east coast clearing around midday for Southland / Otago then later in the afternoon further north.
Showers, strong westerlies change southwest around midday. Winds may gust to gale force at times in the afternoon especially in the west. Showers then
ease becoming few and far between during the afternoon, cloud gradually
Rain this morning with occasional heavy falls, strong to gale westerlies
tend strong to gale southwest by midday. Rain eases to showers in the afternoon
which become few and far between, cloud begins to break.
Morning rain eases to showers then clears around midday, sunny spells
increase during the afternoon. Strong southwesterlies develop late morning with
a risk of gales then easing in the evening.
Waikato & Central North Island
Rain this morning, heavy falls possible. Gusty westerlies change strong
southwest by late morning then rain eases to showers which clear early
afternoon, sunny spells then increase. About southern parts of the Central North
Island showers may last till evening, expect some heavy snow about the Central
Plateau to 800m at first then easing and lowering to 400m in the evening before
Eastern North Island
Winds change strong gusty southwesterly this morning bringing showers, some
heavy with a chance of hail at times. A risk of gales especially near the coast
this afternoon. Snow flurries to 800m at first then lowering to 400m in the
evening before clearing overnight, flurries may reach down to 300m in the
evening about the Wairarapa but will most likely only be light.
Rain this morning with heavy falls, clearing early afternoon then sunny
areas increasing. Brisk southerlies ease later in the evening.
Western North Island
Rain with heavy falls possible this morning then easing to showers around
midday, brisk southwesterlies. Showers could contain hail at times then clearing
in the evening.
Showers and a risk of hail, snow flurries to 400m in the hills this
afternoon then clearing in the evening. Strong to gale southerlies ease later in
Morning showers and snow flurries to 600m clear then sunny spells increase,
brisk cold SSW winds ease in the evening.
Morning showers and snow flurries to 600m clear then sunny spells gradually
increase, brisk cold southerlies ease later in the evening.
Showers with a risk of hail, snow flurries to 400m lower to 300m in the
afternoon then gradually clearing by evening. Showers more persistent nearer the
coast with showers inland more infrequent. Strong cold southwesterlies with
gales possible near the coast then easing in the evening.
Sunny for South Westland with brisk southerlies easing during the day,
early showers clear further north then mostly sunny with brisk southerlies
easing in the evening.
Wintry showers with a risk of hail and snow flurries to low levels,
clearing around midday and cloud breaking during the afternoon. Strong
southwesterlies ease later in the day.
Early showers and snow flurries to low levels clearing, becoming mostly
sunny by midday. Cold southwesterlies dying out by evening.
The odd sleety shower and light snow flurry to low levels clearing by
midday, sunny spells increase in the afternoon with cold southwesterlies
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz