NZ is entering a cooler, windier, week but Sunday is a little bit of a breather before the more severe weather kicks in on Monday (with gusts over 120km/h in some areas of the South Island and lower North Island – mainly ranges/hill tops and exposed areas).
Today the weather does go downhill but the winds may not be as bad as there on Saturday in the north and in fact a number of regions may well have a fairly pleasant day.
Rain moves up the West Coast but weakens as it moves north towards the North Island. Taranaki may get a few light showers tonight. A couple of showers may make it into Southland and Otago today but totals won’t be great.
WIND: Winds turn from SW to more W to NW in many places today. Winds increase as the day goes on especially around Cook Strait and surrounding exposed areas, also the southern portion of the South Island in similar places.
TEMPS: Cooler than average for some today although Sunday does look fairly mild in most places. It becomes cooler tomorrow.
Refer to your local 10 day and hourly forecasts at both WeatherWatch.co.nz and RuralWeather.co.nz to drill down more.