A front lingers over the North Island today and on Tuesday in a very humid northerly quarter airflow. Meanwhile the South Island has generally more settled weather with dry sunny conditions in the east and the odd drizzle patch out west. A southerly flick does bring a few showers to the lower South Island late afternoon / evening however.
Any morning heavy rain for the upper North Island eases then becoming quite patchy, later this afternoon or evening areas of rain reintensify. Conditions are quite warm and very humid. For the South Island it’s a return to summer with sunny conditions in the east and warm temperatures, some morning drizzle in the west clears then sunny spells develop on the West Coast however some rain moves into Fiordland this afternoon. Southland may catch a shower late afternoon / evening.
Tuesday sees showers for many North Island regions, still the chance of a heavy fall or two otherwise conditions may be quite patchy with long dry spells. Sunny for the east of the South Island, a few showers move into Southland and Otago during the afternoon and evening as a southwest flick moves through. Morning drizzle or showers clear the West Coast then sunny spells increase.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz