An anticyclone is centred west of the North Island in the Tasman Sea on Tuesday with a west to southwesterly airflow pushing in. The South Island sees a strengthening west to northwesterly airflow, a front moves onto the lower South Island later in the evening.
The North Island has mainly sunny weather, winds from the west or southwest breezy at times. The east coast has light winds then afternoon sea breezes. Northwesterlies brisk / strong about Wellington and through Cook Strait. Afternoon high’s in the mid 20’s for many, the high 20’s for the east coast.
Cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island with showers, rain at times about Fiordland becoming heavy in the evening then gradually spreading northwards. Rain later in the evening for Southland may be heavy for a time as a front pushes in.
Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson have a mainly sunny day. Afternoon northwesterlies for Canterbury will likely be gusty, no gales but definitely gusty / strong especially inland. Afternoon high’s for the east coast in the high 20’s.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz