An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather over New Zealand today. A ridge weakens on Tuesday as a low moves closer to the western side of the country during the day, a front pushes in from the west overnight. A northerly quarter airflow tends southerly about the lower South Island on Wednesday afternoon meanwhile a deep low is centred just to the west.
Blue – A cold start about inland parts of New Zealand, starting out around -2 to 0 degrees in the shaded areas below.
Blue – Rain for the western North Island becomes heavy overnight.
A bit cold about some very inner parts of the South Island, perhaps only just getting to 0 degrees around dawn.
Blue – Heavy rain about the upper North Island eases during the afternoon, perhaps not easing about western East Cape till evening however.
As a southerly airflow builds over the South Island later in the day some rain may become heavy about the Canterbury and Marlborough high country, also about Nelson / Tasman.
– 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