A large high continues to sit out to the east of the country on Tuesday while a warm northeasterly airlfow flows over New Zealand.
Chance of a morning shower for the upper North Island otherwise expect a mix of mid and high level cloud, a shower or two may hang out about eastern Northland during the day. East to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with light winds and afternoon sea breezes for the lower western North Island. Cloud builds in the afternoon for inland areas, showers late afternoon / evening about inland areas from Manawatu through to Kapiti becoming heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later on.
Any morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather along the east coast, cloud builds about the ranges of Wairarapa in the afternoon. Showers about the ranges inland for Wairarapa late afternoon / evening some may be heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later in the day. Mostly sunny about Wellington with northerly winds.
Sunny with northerly winds for Nelson and Marlborough, some cloud about Nelson especially morning. Isolated showers may develop about inland areas late afternoon / evening with the chance of a heavy fall possibly even a thunderstorm. Mostly sunny in Canterbury, for inland areas isolated showers develop late afternoon / evening. Some may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later on. East to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with light north to northwesterly winds along the West Coast, there may be some cloud at times about North Westland. Perhaps a late afternoon / evening isolated shower for inland Buller. Sunny with light winds and afternoon sea breezes for most of Southland and Otago, there may be an isolated shower in the evening for inland eastern parts of Otago. Warm temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s.
Blue – Heavy form of precipitation – or – low 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