A front moves off the top of the South Island this morning then onto the North Island this afternoon / evening. Saturday sees the weather becoming a little more settled as a ridge of high pressure moves in, Sunday brings a front moving in from the Tasman Sea.
Blue – A weakening front moves off the top of the South Island this morning then over the North Island this afternoon and evening. This front may have enough energy to bring some heavy rain to western areas as it moves northwards.
Purple – Strong northwesterly winds through the Cook Strait area ease away in the afternoon.
Purple – Saturday is mainly settled, however, overnight a northeasterly airflow increases over the South Island, especially in the south. This may bring gusty winds about coastal Fiordland and coastal Otago.
Blue – A front moves over the South Island in the afternoon, this brings some heavy rain to the West Coast of the South Island.
Purple – Sunday in general will be quite windy from morning for much of the South Island and lower North Island. In the morning winds will be gusty from the northeast with strong winds possible about coastal areas. The strongest winds however come from evening as the airflow tends more northwest, winds may gust to gale at times for inland parts of the South Island.
– 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, WeatherWatch.co.nz