Much of the country will get the chance to see the lunar eclipse tonight, with widespread cloud now moving off to sea. The satellite map above shows cloud moving off to the east. There is some cloud over Canterbury which is slowly moving north east and will hopefully break up enough by evening. There’s good news for Hawke’s Bay with cloud breaking up this afternoon and the sun coming out. Earlier today there were predictions by some forecasters of a gloomy night.
“A thin band of showers could move over Auckland in the next few hours, but I’m expecting by 8pm there should be some nice long clear periods” says the Radio Network’s head weather analyst Philip Duncan.
“Elsewhere across the country you’ll get a good view and in the worst case at least a glimpse or two of the red moon in between the clouds”.
Duncan says winds gusting up to 100km/h across Auckland means any clouds will “move pretty quickly”.