A large anticyclone covers New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather. This anticyclone lies to the east of the North Island on Saturday while a northerly airflow increases over the country, a front moves onto the lower South Island late afternoon / evening.
Mostly sunny for the North Island today, any morning showers about Northland clear. The South Island has areas of morning cloud in the west, east and north then sunny spells increase, mostly sunny about Fiordland.
Sunny spells for the upper / western North Island on Saturday, morning fog possible for some areas. The odd light shower about Taranaki and Kapiti may spread elsewhere in the west during the afternoon. Sunny along the east coast. Mostly cloudy along the South Islands West Coast, heavy rain moves into Fiordland in the evening. High cloud increases along the east coast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz