After a very warm day yesterday in central and southern areas, heavy rain is making itself known in Fiordland and south Westland as a front stalls over the region.
A large intense anticyclone centred over the North Island is failing to give way to a frontal system moving in from the Tasman sea. This might last into tomorrow as well but the damp and windy visitor should have the last laugh early to midweek as it hits our shores with strong winds and then a changer to much colder conditions.
Ahead of the front, temperatures are expected to hit the mid 20s once more in eastern and central regions of the mainland, as a nor’ wester feeds in the warm air.
The North Island may see a few cloudy areas in western districts with a possible shower in the far north but the remaining areas, look sunny and mild.
Wellington, the venue of the final cricket test between New Zealand and India, looks quite windy with a few passing clouds today.
No rain looks likely either today or tomorrow and nature won’t lend a helping hand in rescuing the Black Caps, after an inept batting performance yesterday.
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Winds over the South Island and in Wellington have increased overnight and are blustery in many regions.