Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand on Friday bringing mainly settled weather, a few showers about some coastal fringes however. An anticyclone gradually slips away from the country on Saturday and a northwesterly airflow then moves in.
Mainly sunny for the North Island today, a few morning showers north of Auckland clear away. There may also be a few early fog or mist patches then clearing away. A coastal shower or two affects the coastal fringes along the east coast. The South Island has mainly sunny weather, there may be some cloud about Southland / Otago. Coastal Southland and the Catlins may pick up a shower or two also, mainly this morning.
Mainly sunny for the majorty on Saturday after a morning frost and perhaps some fog, expect areas of high cloud to increase from afternoon. Western regions Taranaki southwards can expect cloudy areas however (atleast at some point during the day), a light shower or two is possible also, mainly for Kapiti and Manawatu although the odd one may crop up elsewhere at times. Overnight rain moves onto the South Island’s West Coast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz