A fairly typical spring west to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, it will have eased a bit compared to wind strengths that were over the country yesterday. A large anticyclone centred just north of the North Island casts a ridge of high pressure over New Zealand on Tuesday bringing mainly settled conditions.
A shower or two for the western North Island today, more so this morning but the odd straggler may continue through this afternoon / evening. Winds breezy from the west or southwest. Mostly sunny about the Bay Of Plenty, along the east coast and for Wellington. Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island with the odd shower, breezy southwesterlies. Mostly sunny for Nelson down through to Canterbury in the east, westerly quarter winds tend north to northeast this afternoon. Sunny spells about Otago, skies may be a little cloudier for Southland with any showers this morning clearing away.
Sunny spells for the western side of the country on Tuesday, sunny in the east. Winds mostly from the westerly quarter, afternoon east to northeasterly winds along the east coast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz