A light westerly airflow lies over New Zealand on Saturday, a front within this flow over the lower South Island weakens during the day. A large anticyclone covers New Zealand on Sunday.
Mostly sunny for the North Island on Saturday however expect plenty of morning cloud for western areas. Morning heavy rain for South Westland eases to the odd shower, clearing evening. Mostly sunny in the east with some high cloud. Morning showers for Southland then sun breaks through from afternoon. Otago is mostly cloudy, the odd shower or spit then clearing evening.
Mostly sunny for a fair majority of regions on Sunday, some high cloud in the south. Light winds for most then afternoon sea breezes. Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island with the odd spit or shower, morning cloud in the east breaks to mostly sunny weather.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz