A cold southerly airflow covers the country today, running between a large high to the west of New Zealand and a low to the east. This southerly airflow eases later on Saturday as the high starts to push in more.
Rain or showers for the eastern North Island today, heavy about Gisborne at first then easing. Out west conditions are a bit drier however there may be a few isolated showers about. Sunny for the South Islands West Coast, fairly dry in the east however the odd shower moves into Mid and North Canterbury during the day.
A few showers continue to push into the North Islands east coast on Saturday, a mix of sun and cloud out west. Another sunny day for the South Islands West Coast and Nelson, some cloud for most in the east with a few showers out on Banks Peninsula. There is there risk of shower or two about Southland and coastal Otago through till evening otherwise mainly dry.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz