An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today and on Friday.
Expect a mix of sun and cloud for most upper North Island regions today, a few showers are possible also especially north of Auckland. The lower North Island has a mostly sunny day. Mostly sunny for the east and north of the South Island, some cloud at times in the west. A shower or spit moves into Fiordland and perhaps Southland at times. Later in the evening or overnight some cloud moves into Canterbury.
Some cloud for Auckland and Northland on Friday, mostly sunny elsewhere about the upper and western North Island. For the east coast cloudy areas develop in the morning with southerly winds, the odd light shower or drizzle patch from afternoon. The South Island has a mainly sunny day, some morning cloud in the east breaks away, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz