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The joy of northwesterlies Tuesday

Oh joy at the incoming northwesterly airflow that will increase over New Zealand tomorrow, or maybe no joy depending on your situation.

Reader Michael from Auckland will atleast not have to erect a pine needle defence force field from his gutterings just yet however, there is some time before strong winds on Thursday and Friday to get supplies in order.

Increasing cloud and showers later in the west of New Zealand, warm and sunny out east with some high cloud.

Well that is the simple explanation of the weather tomorrow. The bulk of the rain for Tuesday will be on the West Coast of the South Island later in the day. Elsewhere in the west it will come in the form of showers from afternoon or evening.

Out in the east of both islands tomorrow expect mostly sunny weather and increasing high cloud, Christchurch will see northeast breezes till late afternoon once again then northwesterlies will finally break through. So there may just be enough time left in the day to get comfortable temperatures of 23 to 25 degrees.

Wellington and Marlborough are likely to have gusty northwesterlies develop in the afternoon becoming strong at times from evening, gale force northwesterlies are likely in Cook Strait. A few showers will jump across from the west into Marlborough and Wellington for a time in the evening also.

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