Dark Blue: Heavy rain for the East Coast of the North Island
Purple: Strong southeast winds through Cook Strait and the lower North Island, up to Taranaki, along with Gisborne up to Wairarapa and even further north by evening.
The low pressure system splits in two on Friday, funnelling rain into the Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and the East Coast – while unfortunately the east of the South Island misses out on much needed steady rain.
Winds, meanwhile, blow strongly from the southeast as part of the low pressure system moves off to our east – with Cook Strait in the firing line.
Purple: Southeasterlies continue to blow strongly in gusts over the North Island, before easing later in the day
The same gusty southeasterly airflow still lies over the North Island to start the weekend, while a ridge of high pressure brings mainly settled weather to the South Island, though there is still some cloud about.
Showers stick around exposed eastern coastlines in the North Island.
White: Frosty conditions in much of the South Island, while parts of the inland North Island may see a frost first thing too
Inland areas of the South Island could drop well down into the negatives, â€“4C to perhaps even as low as â€“6C.
– 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