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Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….
FROSTS HAVE EASED, BUT STILL COLD – FAR SOUTH
We don’t really have the -5’s or -6’s this week for inland parts of the lower South Island, overnight low’s are going to be more around 0 to 2 degrees.
Still cold, but not that cold…..
Why? We have a little more air movement at the moment, it may not seem like there is much wind at the surface but the air mass overall coming in from the northeast is on the move a touch more than it has been. A little more cloud too and temperatures a bit higher up are a touch warmer.
DRYING UP IN THE EAST, PERHAPS SOME SUN
A day or two ago the eastern South Island in weather models was looking fairly cloudy all day long with showers or maybe some rain, but we now have morning showers clearing and conditions brightening up in the afternoon. South of Banks Peninsula could see some cloud linger about the coast during the day.
The eastern North Island should see some sun but there may be a few showers down along the coastal fringe or perhaps just offshore.
HEAVY RAIN IN THE FAR NORTH – WEDNESDAY
A front pushing down from the north on Wednesday brings heavy rain to the far north from late morning on Wednesday then reaching Auckland overnight. Rain will be heaviest in the east (you can see that in the rain accumulation map below).
Winds will also become strong and blustery for the upper North Island on Wednesday, especially into the second half of the day.
Any watches or warnings from Metservice if they get issued can be seen here.
Tracy Anderson on 19/06/2023 9:01pm
Hiya Phil and Team
Am praying for Dry skies Wednesday Night as have our 12th Winter Solstice Matariki Cycle ride through Hagley Park in Christchurch 🚵🏼♀️🌖🙏🏼😇
WW Forecast Team on 19/06/2023 9:29pm
Hi Tracy, at this stage it’s hopefully looking mostly dry on Wednesday night (although some fine lines between wet and dry late Wed/Thur around Christchurch) … perhaps some risk of a drizzle patch Wednesday night, but Thursday looks wetter. Enjoy the ride / evening. 🙂
Updated 2:05pm Friday. Saturday: Rain slowly moves up West Coast on Saturday with heavy falls in Fiordland and southern Westland…