An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to the North Island today with a weakening front gradually pushing northwards over the South Island. A ridge of high pressure starts to push over the South Island on Wednesday meanwhile expect a southeasterly airflow for the North Island.
Mostly sunny for the North Island today, some cloud for Northland and about the lower western North Island. The West Coast of the South Island is mostly cloudy with the odd shower, heavy rain spreads northwards for South Westland during the day. Hot and dry out east however expect morning rain then easing to showers and sunny spells for Southland and Otago.
A few light showers spread along the east coast of the North Island on Wednesday, risk of a shower late afternoon / evening for the upper North Island otherwise a mainly sunny day beforehand. Areas of cloud for the lower western North Island, perhaps the risk of a shower or two also otherwise mainly dry. A mostly cloudy day for the eastern South Island, the odd light shower about especially morning. Some sun may break through from late afternoon about coastal areas and Southland / Otago. Mainly sunny for the West Coast, a few showers possible Greymouth northwards from afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz