An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand on Saturday. An east to southeasterly airflow around this high brings the odd shower to some northeastern parts of the North Island. A ridge brings settled weather to the North Island on Sunday, a front slowly rolls onto the west / south of the South Island from the west.
A shower or two for Gisborne, Coromandel and Northland (especially in the east) on Saturday. Sunny spells elsewhere for the upper North Island. Mostly sunny for the lower North Island. Mostly sunny for the South Island, some cloud at times for the West Coast brings the risk of a light shower or two, more so about Fiordland.
Sunday’s outlook has changed quite dramatically since the below map was drawn. Look for a mainly settled and sunny day about the North Island, same goes for the east and north of the South Island. From afternoon rain moves into Southland then Otago by evening. Rain moves into Fiordland during the morning, reaching North Westland at night.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz