Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
COLD FRONT MOVES IN
A cold front is still due to move into Southland around midday, reaching Canterbury this evening with a gusty southwest change, strong about the coast. Expect a burst of rain then easing to showers in behind the front. Some snow lowering to 400m in the south by this evening then 500m overnight for Canterbury.
Just before dawn on Friday showers clear in the east north of Otago Peninsula.
The cold front pushes over the North Island on Friday morning but it will have weakened, it will bring a period of showers to most then drying out from afternoon. Any snow will stick above about 700 to 800m for the Central Plateau and eastern ranges.
TEMPERATURES WILL DROP
Naturally with the cold front mentioned above temperatures will likely drop in the south but further north it’s not all that bad today. Nelson, Marlborough and the Bay Of Plenty will likely be the places to be with temperatures in the mid teens, winds are looking light. Expect sunny weather also although Bay Of Plenty has some cloud this morning but that will clear.
SUNNY, SETTLED AND FROSTY FOR THE EASTERN SOUTH ISLAND THIS WEEKEND
A west to southwesterly airflow lies over the country this weekend, we can expect a few showers for western regions although the western North Island will have long periods of dry. We can also expect a few showers for Southland.
The eastern South Island has a great weekend though with sunny weather on the cards and light winds. The eastern North Island doesn’t do all that badly either but there may be some cloud about now and then.