If you’re looking for the most abundant sunshine today, you will find it about the central part of the country.
The upper and lower parts of New Zealand will have a fair amount of clouds today. Even some light showers, especially about Northland.
Inland Southland and Central Otago could also see some light precipitation to go along with the clouds.
But for the upper South Island and lower North Island, the dying ridge of high pressure will have enough strength to keep things pretty sunny.
Tomorrow should be another settled day for much of the country. But that ridge of high pressure will continue to weak and slide off to the east.
That will open the door for a disturbance to move in on Tuesday. Rain is likely to spread across the western regions of both islands early in the morning and last for much of the day. Only the far eastern parts of both islands and the deep south of the South Island are likely to miss out on the precipitation on Tuesday.
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By WeatherWatch.co.nz Analyst Howard Joseph