An anticyclone lies over the North Island today while a northwesterly airflow sits over the South Island ahead of a front in the Tasman Sea. This front moves onto South Westland this afternoon then gradually pushing further northwards. This front hovers over central New Zealand on Tuesday then on Wednesday the front becomes more organised just out to the west while a low builds in the Tasman.
Blue – A cold start about the inner South Island, around -1 degrees celsius in some spots.
After any morning cloud clears for the east of the North Island expect a mainly sunny day.
Blue – Rain about Tasman may be heavy at times during the day as a front feeds into the northwestern South Island. Rain eases in the evening.
A sunny day for the eastern North Island with light winds and warm temperatures.
Blue – Rain becoming heavy again for the northwest of the South Island in the morning, easing in the afternoon.
Mainly sunny for the east of the North Island once again, just some high cloud at times.
– 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