Rain becomes heavy overnight for western regions of both Islands. Thunderstorms possible for the West Coast of the South Island with this rain.
Strong northwesterly winds through central parts of the country in the morning then again overnight.
On Thursday we are expecting a lot of wind, it mainly builds from afternoon then becomes strong overnight for many with gale gusts likely for most coastal regions, winds generally from the westerly quarter.
Rain for the west of the North Island in the morning may be heavy with a thunderstorm or two, then from evening the West Coast of the South Island ramps up again with heavy rain and possible thunderstorms.
Strong west to southwesterly winds ease in the evening and overnight on Friday, winds gusting to gale about many regions on the coast.
– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned.
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– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz