It’s what many might describe as typical Tasman Sea weather today, strong westerlies in the north and heavy showers spreading across the west. The low that has brought thunderstorms, a tornado, gales and torrential downpours is still sticking around and should continue to bring wet and windy weather to many western and northern regions over the next 2 days.
In the South Island rain should continue along the West Coast but high pressure developing along the east coast should see winds dying out – however some cloud and showers will remain.
Aucklanders and others in the north are likely to see more heavy showers today with another increase in showers tomorrow night across northern and western New Zealand as the low gives out it’s final gasp of energy.
The unsettled weather is likely to remain across both islands until Wednesday but after that there is some good news for holidaymakers.
During Wednesday a cold but drier air flow will spread across New Zealand in the form of a southerly – this is being created by an anticyclone spreading in from the Tasman Sea.
This high should bring sunny weather to much of New Zealand starting Thursday and perhaps lasting until early next week. Skiing conditions in both islands should be fantastic with clear skies and light winds.