A ridge of high pressure brings mainly settled conditions to New Zealand today, plenty of cloud about though especially in the west. A northwesterly airflow picks up on Tuesday with a front moving onto the South Island from the west afternoon / evening.
Quite cloudy for western New Zealand today, sunnier conditions with high cloud out east. Western regions have the risk of a shower at times, the greatest risk bring about Fiordland.
A mainly dry Tuesday for most of the North Island however northern Taranaki and Kapiti may see a light shower or two. The West Coast of the South Island sees rain, becoming heavy from afternoon then easing overnight. Another mainly dry day in the east with some high cloud, Southland and Otago may see a spot of rain at times from afternoon otherwise mainly dry.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz