Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….
KEEPING IT SIMPLE TODAY
It’s a very simple forecast today, perhaps the simplest we have had in a long time. All of New Zealand is covered by an anticyclone so it is settled and mainly sunny.
There are a few little things going on, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne has some cloud from this afternoon, thickening this evening then there may be drizzle overnight. Parts of the upper North Island and along the West Coast of the South Island may have a few harmless clouds about.
Inland parts of the North Island south of Waikato could see fog this morning, so could inland Buller.
Finally temperatures will be warmest about the south of the South Island and upper North Island. For much of the country areas away from the coast are going to be a touch warmer thanks to lighter winds than at the beach.
FEW SHOWERS ON SATURDAY – NORTH ISLAND
An easterly quarter airflow brings in cloud and a few light showers for the upper North Island on Saturday, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne then across to eastern Northland more specifically.
Any showers should clear Hawkes Bay in the morning then break to afternoon sun, showers not clearing Gisborne till late afternoon or evening. Showers for Coromandel through to eastern Northland are there for much of the day.
FRONT BRINGS HEAVY RAIN ON SUNDAY – WEST COAST
A front pushes northwards over the South Island on Sunday bringing heavy rain in the west.
Later in the evening rain gets into Nelson then Marlborough, overnight rain eventually reaches Taranaki as the front moves north.
Any rain watches or warnings if they get issued by Metservice can be seen here.