It’s a showery start to the week for a number of areas as a low pressure system crosses New Zealand. Monday was wet in many western places and for Tuesday the bulk of the wet weather shifts coastlines to the east, mostlyu around central areas of New Zealand (upper South Island, lower North Island).
The low will linger for Tuesday driving rain or showers along with cool southerlies into Wellington – For Tuesday the high in the capital is just 13 degrees compared to 18 in Tauranga and Auckland.
By Wednesday this low pressure system will be falling apart east of the lower North Island – a few showers may remain as it unwinds.
Meanwhile clearing skies push into parts of the South Island – with the sun returning.
This clearing weather will then push into the North Island and while cloudy periods may still remain in coastal places a high in the northern Tasman Sea will see conditions around the North Island being locked in as mostly dry and calm for the end of the week.
Cloud and fog patches are also possible as the high rolls further in and winds die out.
By Friday the next rain band is moving up the West Coast of the South Island with dry weather holding on for most other places until the weekend.
– Homepage image / Zelda Wynn