Dark Blue: Heavy rain at times for the East Coast and southern North Island
Purple: Strong southeast winds for the lower half of the North Island and Cook Strait
Rain for the lower North Island and East Coast eases in the afternoon, although southeasterly winds crank up after midday over the North Island, with brisk to strong winds developing.
Coastal areas feel the wind the strongest – especially around Cook Strait and Taranaki.
Purple: Strong southerly winds from Cook Strait up to the East Coast of the North Island
The southerly winds, which will affect areas from Cook Strait to Gisborne and Wairarapa, ease from afternoon.
White: A frosty start for some in the inner South Island
Light blue: Showers for Taranaki and parts of the Central North Island
A ridge of high pressure starts to weaken during the day, but it’s still mainly settled for most of the country into the weekend.
– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned.
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– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz