The windy weather of last week may return at times this week but overall conditions will be calmer says WeatherWatch.co.nz.
Yesterday dramatic thunderstorms affected Northland and northern Auckland ahead of a cool, blustery, south west change. The weather beforehand was calm and warm.
That brisk south west change will ease today as a high north west of New Zealand does its best to settle things down over the country.
A blustery cold southerly which also hit the eastern South Island and lower North Island yesterday will also ease quickly today.
The settled weather should spread to most places by the end of today and for much of Wednesday.
The centre of the high itself won’t actually cross New Zealand, instead it will skip from the central Tasman Sea to north of New Zealand, but it will be close enough to bring mostly calm, dry, weather.
Settled conditions won’t last too long, as the westerly onslaught continues.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the next front, which will cross New Zealand later on Wednesday in the south and Thursday in the north, will have winds building in front of it. Those winds will develop in the deep south as early as overnight tonight and will strengthen in most places on Thursday – but likely well below warning criteria.
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