An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather. A northerly airflow increases over New Zealand on Saturday with a front pushing over the lower South Island from afternoon, reaching the lower North Island overnight.
Mainly sunny and settled today, some morning cloud for Gisborne then sunny areas increase in the afternoon. For the South Island expect sunny areas and some high cloud, there could be a few fog or mist patches morning and night.
Mainly settled for the North Island on Saturday although cloud will start to build in the west, rain moves into the southwestern corner overnight. Cloud for the West Coast of the South Island with the odd light shower, heavy rain moves into South Westland in the afternoon then pushes northwards in the evening. Drier out east although as a front passes over a few spots of rain may spread from the west, generally later in the day.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz