An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today. A northwesterly airflow builds over the country on Saturday with an anticyclone centred west of the North Island.
Mostly sunny for the western North Island today, some cloud in the northeast brings a shower or two, Auckland and Northland may cloud up after a mainly sunny start. The South Island has areas of mid and high level cloud. Some cloud about Southland breaks away in the afternoon, coastal cloud for Otago afternoon onwards in the east.
Mostly sunny for the upper North Island on Saturday however there may be a few early clearing showers in the northeast, Northland may see an isolated shower or two in the afternoon. A mostly sunny day for the east coast, a mix of sun and cloud in the west Taranaki through to Kapiti. Cloudy areas for the West Coast, showers for South Westland then rain later in the evening becoming heavy. Southland and Otago sees some scattered rain at times spreading from the west. Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson has some high cloud.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz