A large anticyclone to the east of New Zealand directs an easterly quarter airflow over the country today and on Saturday.
Isolated showers for much of the North Island today, showers may be heavy for the upper North Island in the afternoon then easing evening. Kapiti through to Wellington has a mainly dry day. Mainly sunny for the South Island, there could be a few areas of morning cloud in the north and far south.
Sunny spells and an isolated shower or two for most upper North Island regions on Saturday, more so in the afternoon. Sunny spells for Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington and Kapiti. A mix of sun and cloud for much of the South Island, there may be a shower or two about the Southern Alps in the afternoon / evening. Mainly sunny about the far south.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz