A high lies over the South Island on Tuesday while a light southeasterly airflow blows over the North Island.
For much of the North Island in the west expect mainly sunny conditions with light southeasterly winds. Cloudier about Gisborne with a few showers or drizzle patches during the day. A mix of sun and cloud for Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa with the odd shower still possible.
Wellington sees any morning drizzle clear then cloud breaks to sunny spells, light southeasterly winds ease.
Mainly sunny for the upper South Island however there may be some morning low cloud or fog in the east, winds generally light. A cold start inland starting out between 1 to 3 degrees celcius.
Fairly cloudy to start about Southland and Otago especially near the coast with some drizzle or a shower possible then breaking to sunny spells in the afternoon, light winds tend northeast about coastal Otago. The West Coast sees a mix of sun and cloud, mostly cloudy skies for Fiordland.
Blue – Heavy form of precipitation.
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz