A large anticyclone centred to the east of New Zealand today and on Tuesday drags a northerly quarter airflow over the country.
Cloudy areas for the northeastern North Island today, expect a few showers at times with northeasterly winds. Drier to the south with some high cloud. Mostly cloudy for the South Islands West Coast, rain about Fiordland may be heavy. Thick high cloud for the eastern South Island, Southland starts to see brighter conditions from afternoon.
A similar pattern again on Tuesday for the North Island, the West Coast of the South Island has rain or showers, possibly heavy about Fiordland. The Nelson region sees a few showers creep in by midday, sunny areas and some high cloud out east.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz