Some of those clouds just don’t want to leave. The incoming ridge of high pressure was supposed to help.
But, as is often the case, the high is doing more harm than good.
The high is trapping low level moisture which is keeping a lot of clouds in place about areas that should see a lot less clouds today.
Not everyone is seeing this effect, but it’s certainly keeping the skies a little on the darker side for many of you.
Looking around New Zealand this morning; Dunedin, Christchurch, Queenstown, Greymouth and Taupo are just a few areas that look mainly sunny. Gisborne, Wellington, Invercargill and Greymouth are among those spots with a mix of sun and clouds. Auckland and Tauranga are a few areas with mostly cloudy skies.
Clouds will increase across the country later today a low over the Tasman continues to increase in size and strength, whilst decreasing the distance between us and it.
That means today will be the last “settled” one for a few days.
Homepage image/ Geoff Blackmore
By WeatherWatch.co.nz Weather Analyst Howard Joseph