A cold southwesterly airflow eases further on Tuesday although it may still be fresh about eastern coastal areas in the morning. An anticyclone pushes in from the Tasman Sea covering most of New Zealand by afternoon.
A south to south west surge of wind over Sunday and Monday will bring in a burst of bigger waves across the NZ area. It builds over the next 24 hours in western areas, then shifts to more eastern areas later on Monday and Tuesday as the southerly surge of weather switches from western to eastern focused.
A weak colder change is moving northwards today with temperatures dropping a little but only the very south of the South Island looks colder than normal - just. The south west flow will be a little windy in some exposed areas.
We have some weak fronts moving up the country bringing some rain to the south and showers here and there elsewhere. Generally speaking rainfall totals are not big, with highest totals in the west and south west (of both islands). 15 to 30mm looks like the higher values.
Sydney experienced an unprecedented run of June warmth this week. The city's Observatory Hill weather station registered maximum temperatures at or above 22.0 degrees between Sunday 9th and Thursday 13th of June. This is Sydney's first five day spell this warm during June on record, with observations dating back to 1859.
A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front moving onto the lower South Island later this evening / overnight. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty Mostly cloudy with a shower or two, especially from afternoon. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly dry day with more frequent areas of sun. Southwesterly winds.
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