After a weekend dominated by cold air aloft and plenty of unsettled weather to go around, things will be getting a lot quieter as we wrap up spring.
The settled weather will spread across the country today with most areas see a fair amount of sunshine. There will still be quite a bit in the way of clouds mixed in about the North Island, especially the northern half. But no precipitation is expected to fall from those clouds. Clouds are also expected about the northern tip of the North Island where a few quick, light showers could develop.
The lower South Island could also see a fair amount of clouds today. As the day wears on, an increase in the cloud cover is expected for coastal Southland and eastern Otago. Winds are expected to pick up a bit about coastal Southland.
WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasters think this will be the trend for the upcoming week. A low is expected to move off the Australian coast later today and will head toward New Zealand over the next 48 hours. However, it is expected to pass to the north of the North Island. It could bring some light precipitation and increased winds to the far northern North Island as it passes by on Wednesday, but that’s about it.
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