A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand today with an occluded front gradually pushing northwards over the South Island during the day. The short forecast is for cloudier weather in the west, sunnier out east. Conditions start to improve on Thursday as an anticyclone muscles in more, still quite cloudy for the western North Island though but some sun may develop in the afternoon.
Chance of a shower at times for the western North Island today, it will more then likely be drier than it is wet. Mostly sunny conditions for eastern New Zealand with warm temperatures for the time of year. The West Coast of the South Island is fairly cloudy, rain about South Westland eases from afternoon then a few showers manage to make their way into North Westland late afternoon / evening.
Cloudy areas for the western North Island on Thursday, some sun may start to make more of an appearance from afternoon however. Chance of a shower or two at times in the west also otherwise mainly dry conditions prevail. Mainly sunny conditions for eastern New Zealand. The West Coast of the South Island has mainly sunny weather after any morning cloud / showers clear. A shower or two in the morning for the lower South Island also then sunny areas increase.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz