All is quiet across much of the country as the nation takes a breather between wintry fronts. The next front is exepcted to affect less of the country but could still bring some violent weather to western regions of both islands. The cold front is currently moving into the South Island’s south-west coast. By the end of the day it’s expected to move into Taranaki with thunderstorms, hail and a risk of small isolated tornadoes. That squall line will head northwards to reach Waikato and Auckland this evening.
Meanwhile eastern areas will stay sheltered today as the wind flow tilts more westerly – which is often a dry wind for eastern towns and cities.
More details later today.
“Keith” the snowman, left outside the offices of the The Radio Network in New Plymouth. Photo by Greg Taylor.