A reasonably deep low pressure system moves over the North Island and upper South Island on Wednesday bringing unsettled weather, a ridge of high pressure brings more settled conditions further south.
Wednesday sees rain for the upper North Island in the morning with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, finally easing about Bay Of Plenty late afternoon. The odd shower about the lower North Island then SSE winds strengthen from afternoon bringing rain with heavy falls which gradually pushes northwards in the evening. Overnight snow in the ranges about the lower North Island to 700m.
Fairly cloudy for the upper South Island with some rain or showers, rain heavy about Nelson / Marlborough then clearing overnight. Snow may fall in the ranges behind Kaikoura / Marlborough down to 600 or perhaps 500m before clearing overnight. The lower South Island is a bit more settled with some high cloud in the west, cloudy areas in the east with a few showers for Southland.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz