A front pushes over New Zealand on Monday morning then both the North and South Islands can expect a breezy westerly airflow for the rest of the day.
For the western North Island (Northland through to Wellington) expect morning rain with a chance of heavy falls and thunder then easing to showers early afternoon as northwesterly winds change gusty westerly. Becoming fairly dry by evening although the odd shower will still push through at times. Temperatures getting into the high teens or early twenties.
For the eastern North Island (Gisborne through to Wairarapa) expect some morning rain with breezy north to northeasterly winds then early afternoon a northwest change comes through bringing increasing sun and warmer temperatures. High’s may approach the mid twenties.
Morning heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island, perhaps some thunder then easing to showers before midday as a westerly change pushes through. Overnight further heavy rain moves into South Westland as another front moves in. High’s for the West Coast tomorrow in the mid teens. Nelson has a similar outlook however in the afternoon conditions dry out and sunny areas increase, temperatures getting into the high teens.
Scattered morning rain along the east coast of the South Island clears then becoming sunny by midday as north to northeasterly winds tend northwest, northwesterlies will become gusty about some inland areas in the afternoon. Temperatures reaching into the low twenties.
Image – Monday 16th April 2018 midday MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz