A low pressure system moves over Central New Zealand later on Saturday. This low moves out to the east on Sunday letting a west to southwesterly airflow over the country.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower for the upper / western North Island on Saturday, late afternoon or evening some rain pushes in from the west then eases overnight. The east coast has a mainly dry day however Wairarapa sees a few showers from afternoon. The upper South Island sees areas of rain or showers on Saturday, possibly heavy for a time late afternoon or evening then easing at night. Mostly sunny about the lower South Island, some cloud for coastal Otago with the risk of a late afternoon / evening shower.
The odd shower peppers the western North Island on Sunday, perhaps a thunderstorms late afternoon / evening for Northland. Mainly dry and sunny along the east coast. Morning rain about the upper South Island eases to showers in the afternoon, clearing in the evening although the odd shower may remain out west. Mainly settled for the lower South Island, chance of a light shower about Fiordland from afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz