A cold front pushes over the North Island today meanwhile southerlies spread northwards along the South Islands east coast bringing in some wet weather after a dry start. A southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Tuesday.
Showers for much of the western North Island today, perhaps turning to rain for a time around late morning / midday. Drier out east although the Wairarapa sees a few showers / spots of rain. Heavy rain about North Westland eases to showers, cloud and a few showers further south. Showers about Southland and Otago push into Canterbury this afternoon with cool southerlies, expect rain about inland Canterbury by evening with snow lowering to 500m then easing overnight. Snow flurries about the far south to 400m.
Some cloud and a few showers about some North Island regions on Tuesday, expect long periods of dry too especially in the west. Cloudy areas and the risk of a shower for the western South Island, drier and sunnier out east.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz