Here’s what is making the weather headlines this Sunday.
STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY AIRFLOW TODAY
Showers or rain for western regions today and about the far south with a keen southwesterly airflow lying over the country, winds are strong to gale about some coastal parts. Conditions clear up a little for South Westland this afternoon with some sun breaking through.
Eastern regions are mainly sunny, later this evening southwesterlies strengthen along the eastern coastal fringe of the South Island with some cloud moving in, perhaps even a shower especially out on Banks Peninsula then clearing overnight. Overnight some cloud and a few showers move into Wellington and Wairarapa.
With a southwesterly airflow set to stick with us for a while expect frosty conditions during the nights if winds drop out and skies are clear, especially for the South Island. Keep up to date with the frost risk here.
DAY TIME HIGHS A BIT COOL FOR A WHILE
Along with frosty mornings day time temperatures for at least the next 7 days are looking fairly cool. Canterbury northwards in the east and the upper North Island Saturday through Wednesday next week should get into the mid teens, elsewhere sees highs in the late single figure arena through to the early teens.
Mind you, we are heading towards winter so some cool or cold weather goes hand in hand.
A burst of southerlies moving through on Thursday next week brings a further dive in temperatures then highs will slowly start to climb back from next weekend as an anticyclone moves over.