It’s looking messy for the North Island heading into the weekend, with nothing major on the cards aside from some pretty strong winds in places. This is due to a southwest airflow lying over the island, while a more gentle airflow dominates the South Island.
From Waikato to the Manawatu, you can expect strongish west to southwesterly winds, cloudy periods, and the odd shower at times – though these will clear by evening.
For Auckland and Northland, it’s looking like fairly brisk west-sou-westerlies during the day, cloudy periods and sunny spells becoming fine towards late afternoon. It’s looking mainly dry, though there’s the risk of the odd shower early doors.
Along the east coast and Wellington you can expect gusty west to northwest winds, but a mostly sunny day. Southerlies move into Wellington and Wairarapa late in the afternoon however, bringing a few showers with them. Southwesterlies moves into Hawkes Bay in the evening, bringing some cloud and the low chance of a shower.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
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