A southwesterly airflow weakens over the country today while high pressure pushes in from the Tasman Sea, a weak front moves onto the lower South Island in the afternoon. Anticyclonic conditions for most on Saturday, a weak front brings some cloud to the east coast of the South Island in the morning. Another small feature brings some cloud with the risk of a few showers to Northland and Auckland. An east to northeasterly airflow for most of the country on Sunday.
Blue – A frosty start about the central South Island, temperatures may dip down to around 0 or perhaps even as far as -2 degrees celcius around dawn. Manapouri and Pukaki Aerodromes have dipped down to -2 degrees celcius.
Purple – Remaining strong coastal southwesterly winds ease away during the morning.
Purple – Relatively calm due to anticyclonic conditions. It’ll be a bit cool to start the day inland starting out around 1 to 0 degrees around dawn in the areas marked below.
A few patchy showers may move through Northland and Auckland during the afternoon. Mainly sunny elsewhere for the North Island although the east coast sees cloud build in the afternoon.
Not too much happening around New Zealand on Sunday due to anticyclonic conditions, however it will be welcome as we definitely need a period of calm weather. A mix of sun and cloud across most of the country, Northland through to Auckland sees fairly cloudy skies, this comes as a mix of lower and higher level cloud.
– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz