Some slight ridging for the South Island on Saturday morning brings settled conditions to start then this weakens from afternoon, a frontal feature passes over the North Island in the morning. Cold southerlies spread over most of New Zealand on Sunday.
Areas of rain or showers ease from afternoon over the North Island, winds are light picking up from the southwest midday onwards in the west. The West Coast of the South Island is mostly sunny although expect a shower or two for Fiordland then spreading elsewhere overnight as southerlies freshen. Sunny areas in the east although there may be a coastal shower or two in the morning then starting to spread elsewhere from afternoon.
Showery conditions for most North Island regions on Sunday, heavy rain spreads northwards along the east coast during the day. Wet for the South Islands east coast with heavy rain in the north easing from afternoon. Mostly sunny out west with showers about Buller clearing away.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz