There are a few weather risks on Thursday, all of them wind related.
Northwesterlies will get up this afternoon about the Cook Strait area and Wellington, with winds gusting to gale at times.
However those winds will then ease later this evening.
Strong northwesterlies also affect the bottom of the South Island, as they funnel through the Foveaux Strait area.
The southern tip of Stewart Island is in for stronger winds, with northwesterlies reaching gale at times.
Winds here will ease in the evening also.
For the interior of the South Island, winds could get strong about river gorges and the like, but it should be managable in the most part.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
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