A large high – also known as an anticyclone – will today centre itself over the North Island as it continues to affect most of New Zealand’s weather.
While highs don’t guarantee sunny weather they do often bring light winds and mostly dry conditions.
Some cloudy areas are still likely, especially in some of the coastal areas. Foggy patches are also expected this morning and again overnight tonight and into Wednesday morning – mostly in the usual North Island areas.
The high will extend over the South Island too, but some areas may have a breeze blowing around the southern fringes of the high.
On Thursday the high will still be in charge over most of the North Island but will be slipping away to our east – allowing a cloudy, humid, nor’easter to develop over northern NZ and rain (possibly heavy) arriving by evening or overnight in Northland and Auckland.
The South Island will remain under high pressure on Thursday and Friday but clouds may be thicken in the upper South Island by the end of the week as the sub-tropical low moves closer with nor’east winds and clouds building. Drizzle may also be possible on Friday in the South Island’s north east.