A front passes over the North Island during today moving in a west to east fashion meanwhile a cold southerly airflow spreads northwards over the South Island. A ridge of high pressure spreads onto the South Island on Tuesday, southerlies further north.
A front moves over the North Island today bringing rain then easing to showers once the front clears, rain will be heavy for some western regions then easing this afternoon. Rain clears from the south along the South Island’s West Coast, rain in the east may be heavy then easing by evening. Snow may fall to as low as 500m but at this level flurries will be light, heavier snow above 800 or 900m.
Sunny for the western North Island on Tuesday, morning cloud and the risk of a shower about Northland clears. A few showers at times for much of the day from Wellington through to Gisborne in the east. Sunny for most of the South Island, a few morning showers about Banks Peninsula clear. A few morning showers about Southland then clearing, the odd shower pushes into Fiordland (especially in the south) during the day.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz