Strong winds will ease about the upper North Island tonight and for the most part that concludes the strongest period of winds the upper North Island is likely to get in the near future. The South Island and lower North Islands time is yet to come this Monday.
So for a look to our biggest three centres for this evening and overnight. Auckland will likely see squally showers with a risk of hail clearing this evening. Strong west to southwest winds will finally start to ease, they’ll be fairly blustery overnight still but they will be easing. Expect a low overnight of 13 or maybe 12 degrees.
A southerly change moves into Wellington this evening and will likely bring showers, a few of which could be heavy. Showers will then clear around midnight and cloud breaks away overnight with southerlies dying out. A low of 8 degrees.
South to southwest winds are likely to bring a period of showers to Christchurch this evening, showers could be heavy and there is the chance of some hail too. Showers like in Wellington will clear around midnight with southerly winds dying out. Skies become clear overnight with light winds and this means cold temperatures. Maybe just keeping away from a frost but a low of 1 or 2 degrees is not out of the question.
Homepage image: Sunday 13th October 2013 1am MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz