We also have a high centred offshore to the east of the North Island out in the Pacific, while a low and front sits menacingly in the Tasman Sea, with the front moving onto northern parts of Northland overnight – resulting in some late (possibly heavy) rain.
For most of the North Island we are looking at mainly sunny weather, while areas of cloud sit around the upper North Island, and mostly cloudy conditions prevail in Northland.
Meanwhile, a weaker front moves onto the lower South Island late in the afternoon or early in the evening.
It’s looking cloudy in the west, with the odd light shower moving in.
High cloud increases from morning in the far south, and the odd spot of rain is possible there from afternoon, before a few areas of Southland and Otago see late showers come in on a southwest change.
Some high cloud increases about Canterbury from afternoon, the odd spot of rain may get into South Canterbury in the evening – though temperatures will stay high – possibly in the early 30s for much of the east of the island.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz