A front weakens over the upper North Island during Tuesday while another front over the upper South Island weakens during the day also, both fronts are quite slow moving. A northwesterly airflow for the most part over the North Island while west to southwest winds lie over the South.
The upper North Island has a mostly cloudy day with patchy showers or drizzle. A mix of sun and cloud for the lower North Island in the west, west to northwest breezes. The east coast has areas of high cloud, there may be a spot or two of rain at times otherwise mainly dry with afternoon high’s into the late 20’s.
Early rain eases to showers for the West Coast of the South Island, becoming few and far between from afternoon with some sun breaking through. A mainly sunny day for Canterbury and Marlborough, about Banks Peninsula southwards especially near the coast a southerly breeze may bring some cloud after midday.
Southland and Otago are mainly dry at first then a few showers work in from afternoon with westerly winds strengthening. The shower risk is greatest about Southland, lesser about Otago.
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