An anticyclone lies to the east of New Zealand today casting a ridge of high pressure back over the North Island, northwesterlies build over the South Island with a cold front moving into Fiordland / Southland during the evening. This front quickly weakens over the South Island on Wednesday as a ridge builds.
Mostly sunny for most North Island regions today, some morning cloud is possible in the southwest. Also watch for the chance of some early low cloud or fog for inland areas. Cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island with a few showers, rain about Fiordland becomes heavy from afternoon. The odd spit possible for Southland then rain moves in during the evening possibly heavy.
Mostly sunny for a fair majority of the North Island once again on Wednesday, a shower or two can be expected about Northland however especially afternoon, perhaps also northern parts of Auckland. A few light morning showers for southwestern areas then breaking to sun in the afternoon. Morning heavy rain for the West Coast then quickly easing, early showers about the far south clear then sunny areas increase. Mainly dry elsewhere for the rest of the South Island.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz