An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today, a west to northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island. A ridge covers the North Island on Wednesday, northwesterlies further south.
Mostly sunny for a majority of the North Island today, expect some cloud in the west Taranki southwards however, perhaps breaking to some sun this afternoon. Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, rain or showers for Fiordland. Mostly sunny for Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury. Otago and Southland may see some cloud.
Cloudy areas for the western North Island on Wednesday, mainly western Waikato southwards, there may even be a light shower or two especially morning. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Quite cloudy for the South Islands West Coast with a few light showers, drier in the east with some sun however there could be a few early spots of rain for Southland and Otago then clearing away.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz