A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled conditions, meanwhile a front pushes towards the west of the country in the Tasman Sea. This front passes over New Zealand later on Tuesday then a south to southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Wednesday.
Blue – A cold start for the South Island this morning especially where skies are cloud free. Not overly cold although there are some -2 degree celsius temperatures about Central Otago this morning.
There may be a fog patch or two this morning about the upper North Island.
Blue – A few cold spots again for Tuesday morning around dawn, around the 2 to 0 degree celsius mark.
As a front moves onto the West Coast of the South Island in the afternoon there may be a few spots of heavy rain although nothing out of the ordinary for the West Coast.
Blue – Temperatures may touch around 2 to 1 degrees celsius around dawn on Wednesday for the upper South Island inland.
Risk of a fog patch about the Central North Island in the morning.
– 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