A cold southerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, strong for the North Island then easing from evening. Anticyclonic conditions start to bring increasingly settled weather for a majority of the South Island on Wednesday, southeasterlies for the North Island bring rain in the east.
Rain about the eastern North Island is heavy at times today as a strong south to southeasterly airflow drives over the North Island during the day. Drier spells out west however still expect showers at times, especially afternoon. The South Island has mostly cloudy skies in the east with the odd light shower or two, sunny along the West Coast.
Southeasterlies bring rain or showers for the eastern North Island on Wednesday, sunnier conditions out west. Late afternoon / evening however there may be an isolated shower or two. For the South Island expect some cloud Canterbury northwards in the east, mostly sunny elsewhere with morning frosts to start the day inland.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz