An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea will move over the North Island tomorrow then off to the northeast on Friday. This will bring settled sunny weather to the North Island. There could be a few brief early showers about Gisborne tomorrow however they will clear. Temperatures will be in the mid teen range, perhaps 13 to 14 along the east coast and about Wellington and 11 to 12 in the Central North Island however.
Friday will be settled also with slightly warmer temperatures for most, northeasterly winds will start to pick up in western areas from afternoon or evening.
Pleasant weather can be expected over the South Island too tomorrow with light winds tending northeast in the east. Westerly winds will pick up about Southland from afternoon however and may be gusty in inland areas at night through into Canterbury. Some cloud will develop on the West Coast with a few showers or drizzle patches in Fiordland from afternoon. Mid teen temperatures tomorrow for most although sitting around 13 to 14 degrees on the West Coast.
Friday will see rain pushing onto the South Island’s West Coast with brisk west to northwest winds, mild weather with high cloud out east. Late in the day a few showers may start to push into Southland.
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By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz