Yes, today we’ve had a typical spring day across the country. Gale westerlies in Auckland, a cold southerly change for Canterbury and for Wellington strong northerlies with cloudy areas.
A low pressure system that has moved eastwards away from the east coast of the South Island brought the southerly to the South Island – the low in combination with it pushing up against a high north of New Zealand brought the strong winds.
So how does the evening and night time unfold for our main centres?
Auckland looks like it will stick with similar weather to much of today, areas of cloud mostly. The main point being westerly winds which will ease a little during the evening and overnight. They’ll still remain fairly breezy but easing is the key here, a low overnight of 12 is expected.
Wellington sees the southerly that moved through Canterbury this afternoon move through this evening. It will likely bring gusty winds for a time with cloud and a few showers. Showers clear overnight with southerlies then easing. A low of 11 overnight.
Christchurch will be the coldest of the bunch, winds will still be cool from the southwest with showers easing this evening potentially clearing. Overnight the odd shower may continue but expect long dry spells too. A low overnight of 6 degrees.
– Homepage image: Saturday 28th September 2013 6pm MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz
– By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz