A few showers today about the east coast of the North Island, some rain for Northland. Dry in the west from Waikato southwards, the South Island has a ridge of high pressure. A similar pattern continues on Wednesday then on Thursday a northerly airflow develop over the South Island, showers clear later for some North Island regions.
White – Heavy frosts for the South Island, especially inland. While the inner North Island will be frosty, it will not be as cold as the inner South Island.
Blue – A low pressure system slowly moving from west to east over northern Northland during the day brings some rain for Northland which may be heavy, especially in the east.
Purple – Gusty southeasterly winds are also likely but at this stage, winds are not looking to be a gale but they may gust close to gale at times in exposed coastal areas.
White – Another frosty start for the inner South Island, however not as cold as Tuesday morning. The inner North Island may only just dip down to 0 around dawn.
Blue – Tuesday’s low hasn’t moved much and may bring some heavy rain to northern parts of Auckland / Northland and the Coromandel during the day.
Purple – Winds remain gusty from the southeast.
White – Just a regular winter frost this time for parts of the South Island, not as heavy as Tuesday and Wednesday.
Blue – Any remaining heavy rain eases in the morning for Northland / Auckland.
Purple – Northwesterly winds pick up overnight through Cook Strait with winds becoming strong at times, strong to gale northeasterly winds develop overnight about coastal Fiordland.
– 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