The North Island is mainly settled today due to a ridge of high pressure, a front pushes northwards over the South Island.
A mix of sun and cloud for most North Island regions today, there could be a few showers in the northeast (East Cape through to Northland) this morning about coastal parts then popping up this afternoon further inland before clearing this evening.
Heavy rain moves into South Westland this morning then moves further north this afternoon / evening. Conditions clear up this evening about South Westland but overnight further rain moves into Fiordland. Dry for Nelson down through to Canterbury in the east with high cloud and northerlies, some rain moves into Southland and Otago this afternoon then clears this evening. Overnight further rain or showers moves into the lower South Island as a cold front moves in.