An anticyclone is centred out to the west of the North Island on Wednesday with a west to southwesterly airflow covering much of New Zealand.
For the upper North Island expect mainly sunny weather although some cloud at times about western coastlines. Winds from the west or southwest. Northland sees temperatures get into the mid 20’s perhaps even late 20’s in isolated spots inland.
For the lower North Island there is a mix of sun and cloud out west, low chance of a patchy morning shower otherwise a mainly dry day. The east coast sees sunny conditions and hot temperatures, getting into the late 20’s or perhaps even early 30’s.
The South Island sees mainly cloudy skies in the west, some rain about Fiordland may be heavy at times. The odd patchy shower a little further north spreads into North Westland in the evening. The east coast is sunny and hot, southerlies freshen about South Canterbury in the afternoon however pushing into North Canterbury in the evening cooling things down then expect some late cloud.
Areas of rain about Southland for much of the day, Otago starts dry with thickening cloud, the odd patchy shower from afternoon.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz