Weather risks today are all around wind – though it’s not looking like anything serious, merely disrupting or irritating as it gusts up to gale force in some places.
A northward moving front will cross the South Island through the day, before starting to influence the lower North Island by evening.
Winds ahead of the front will gust strongly from the west to northwest – gale at times – especially about inland North Otago, Canterbury, Marlborough and the lower North Island, especially Wellington to Taranaki and the Wairarapa.
The southwest change then works its way up the east coast, bringing strong coastal winds offshore, while inland they won’t be as strong.
South Westland is in for heavy rain in the morning – but this isn’t anything out of the ordinary for this region, though it stays a risk factor.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Zelda Wynn