On Wednesday we have a somewhat settled period before the next lot of weather moves through on Thursday.
It’s not completely settled everywhere though, as a northwesterly airflow sits over the country – brisk to strong over the South Island.
A front also moves northwards over the South Island during the day, but mainly this affects the West Coast.
Out east there is mainly only high cloud to be seen, and a slight change in wind direction from northerlies to northwesterlies.
So the basic setup is sunny areas and some cloud for the west of the North Island, and mostly sunny in the east.
Winds coming from the westerly quarter.
For the South Island, there will be rain in the west with heavy falls, which then move northwards during the day.
Out east it’s looking mostly sunny with some high cloud, while winds in the east will gust from the northwest for a time – especially inland Canterbury in the afternoon.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Chris Johnson