Anticyclonic conditions start to bring increasingly settled weather for the South Island today and on Thursday, southeasterlies for the North Island bring rain in the east and a few showers out west.
Southeasterlies bring rain or showers for the eastern North Island today, heavy at times. Drier out however there may be a few showers about, especially late afternoon / evening. For the South Island expect some cloud Canterbury northwards in the east, mostly sunny elsewhere with morning frosts to start the day inland.
Cloudy for the eastern North Island again on Thursday, expect rain with heavy falls still possible at times about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Mainly dry out west however there may still be a shower or two. The South Island is sunnier overall with some cloud about coastal Canterbury / Marlborough. Morning frosts for inner South Island.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz