A large anticyclone lies in the Tasman Sea today directing a southwesterly airflow over New Zealand. An anticyclone lies across the South Island on Wednesday, expect southeasterlies further north.
Southerlies bring cloud and the odd shower for eastern New Zealand today, early heavy rain about Gisborne clears away. Sunnier conditions out west with only a few clouds now and then for the western North Island.
Sunny spells for the upper North Island on Wednesday, chance of a shower or two mainly afternoon. Mostly cloudy along the east coast with the odd shower or drizzle patch. The South Island has a mostly sunny day, some morning cloud in the northeast breaks away.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz