A low pressure system is centred over the North Island today bringing unsettled weather to most parts of the country, Southland and Fiordland see the best weather. A ridge of high pressure moves in on Thursday.
Today is still unsettled for a majority of New Zealand, some heavy rain possible for coastal northeastern parts of the South Island this morning then easing. Some heavy rain also possible about Taranaki and the Wairarapa. Southerly winds will likely be strong through Cook Strait.
Morning showers clear most parts of New Zealand on Thursday however a shower or two may linger about the Manawatu and Wairarapa through into the afternoon. Generally fairly settled otherwise, there is the risk of a light shower or two at times from Northland and down along the western side of the North Island however the majority of the time it is looking to be dry. A ridge of high pressure brings the chance of a light morning frost about Central Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz