A high has spread across the South Island pushing strong winds out to sea and bringing generally settled conditions for the next 24 to 48 hours.
Apart from coastal Southland most regions have light winds with increasing sunny spells. Fairly brisk westerlies are blowing through Invercargill today but are also set to ease.
It was a fairly cool start for many this morning but temperatures have bounced back with light winds and sunnier weather.
Warmer weather is on the way too as a deepening depression in the Southern Ocean moves closer. By Thursday a strong squash zone will form over the South Island producing strong winds from the north west. This could result in high temperatures along the east coast.
WeatherWatch.co.nz predicts a possible stormy spell next week with a large area of low pressure engulfing the South Island.
While sunny weather is prevailing in many main centres today not all centres have sun with plenty of coastal cloud about – What are conditions like where you are? Post a comment below
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