A large anticyclone centred to the southeast of the South Island spreads a ridge over New Zealand today and on Saturday.
A shower or two for the eastern North Island today, mainly from afternoon. Mostly sunny weather out west. The South Island has areas of morning cloud then breaking to mostly sunny weather, a few areas of morning fog also.
Cloudy areas and the odd shower for the eastern North Island and Coromandel, northern Auckland / Northland. Mostly sunny in the west Waikato southwards after any morning cloud breaks away. Morning cloud for the eastern South Island breaks to sunny areas, sunny spells for the West Coast and the odd light shower about South Westland.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz