A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Tuesday, a front clears the northeast of the country early in the morning.
For the western North Island conditions are fairly cloudy with a few showers about, showers less likely south of Taranaki but still possible now and then. Early morning showers in the east may be heavy then easing. The Bay Of Plenty stays largely dry, apart from any early clearing showers expect a mix of sun and cloud. Along the east coast expect mainly dry conditions with some high cloud clearing away during the morning.
The South Island sees mostly cloudy skies in the west with a few showers at times, some rain in the morning for South Westland. Showers at times for Southland with gusty westerlies about the coast, Otago sees a few showers now and then also but longer dry spells too. Further north about Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson skies are sunnier.
The mountains of Fiordland and Southland may see a few snow flurries to about 400 or perhaps 300m at a push from afternoon however flurries will only be light, still something to be aware of.
Blue – Heavy form of precipitation or cold temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
White – Snow
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz