Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand today bring mainly settled weather however cold upper air and warming land temperatures this afternoon could cause unstable conditions for inland areas. An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand on Tuesday.
Cloudy areas for many North Island regions this morning, a few patchy light showers also especially about Auckland and perhaps Waikato. Drying out for a time then isolated showers develop this afternoon for most inland areas apart from Taranaki, showers may become heavy with thunderstorms about the ranges behind Hawkes Bay and Gisborne then easing this evening. Mostly sunny for the upper South Island, isolated showers develop this afternoon east of the main divide inland, some could become heavy with thunderstorms for Canterbury. Morning cloud with the risk of a shower about the lower South Island, isolated showers then develop this afternoon for many possibly becoming heavy about inland eastern Otago with a chance of thunderstorms then easing this evening.
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather for most North Island regions on Tuesday, light winds then afternoon sea breezes. Isolated showers may develop about the ranges of Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the afternoon then clearing evening. A very similar picture for the South Island, any morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather then isolated showers possible in the afternoon about inland areas east of the main divide then clearing in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz