A ridge of high pressure brings in some settled weather on Monday however it doesn’t last very long as another front lines up in the Tasman Sea, moving onto the South Island overnight.
For the upper North Island expect morning cloud with the chance of a shower or two then sunny areas increase, southwesterlies ease dying out during the afternoon. Any early showers clear for the lower western North Island then becoming sunny with southerlies dying out early on. A few showers along the east coast become restricted to coastal fringes during the morning, sunny areas then increase with southwesterlies dying out later in the evening.
It may be a frosty start for the South Island, any early coastal cloud clears for the upper South Island then sunny with light winds, some high cloud moves in later in the day. Mainly sunny weather for the southern / eastern lower South Island with high cloud increasing from afternoon.
Areas of mid level cloud start thickening up along the West Coast from late afternoon then rain moves into South Westland later in the evening / overnight.
Image: Monday 30th July 2018 3:00pm MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz