A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Tuesday, a front clears the upper North Island in the morning meanwhile a cold front moves onto the lower South Island in the morning.
Morning rain clears most of the upper North Island on Tuesday then sunny areas develop, showers may hang around for Northland till evening however. A dry day for the east coast however Gisborne has morning rain then clearing, a few showers at times in the west Taranaki southwards especially morning.
Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, chance of a shower and some heavy rain moves into Fiordland for a time. Mainly dry in the east with some developing high cloud, rain moves into Southland during the morning then moving northwards in the form of showers reaching Canterbury in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz