We have a busy week weatherwise this week starting with a deepening sub-tropical low brushing New Zealand from the north east and ending with a Tasman Sea low and cold front(s) moving in this coming weekend.
Despite the rough weather offshore it may be much calmer over land this week thanks to high pressure.
Weak anticyclonic conditions over New Zealand today bring mainly settled weather, meanwhile a big low sits off to the northeast of the North Island. An anticyclone covers much of the country on Tuesday then a northwesterly airflow builds in the south on Wednesday.
Generally anticyclonic for New Zealand on Monday however not overly strong, a big low sits off to the northeast of the North Island bringing a few showers for some exposed northeastern areas. Another small feature is bringing showers for the far south of the South Island.
Upper North Island
A mix of sun and cloud with east to southeasterly winds, cloud more persistent in eastern parts iike eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel with a shower or two at times.
Lower North Island
A ridge covers most of the country today and Saturday, a weak front moves onto Northland during today then slowly pushes off to the west on Saturday. Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand on Sunday.