The first day of the school holidays has a northeasterly airflow building over the country, squashed between an anticyclone just east of New Zealand and a deepening low pressure system in the Tasman Sea. The upper North Island looks fairly cloudy with showers about in the morning Auckland northwards then easing and mostly clearing around midday, the odd shower may continue in eastern coastal areas. Northeasterly winds will be fairly breezy, strong at times later in the day.
The whole South Island sees east to northeasterly winds, cloudy areas along the West Coast. Showers north of
Hokitika in the evening then spreading south overnight, clearing in behind as a
warm front moves down. Other parts of the South Island can expect sunny spells
and periods of cloud, cloud thick for some areas in the morning especially
Mostly sunny with some high cloud for Nelson, light winds.
Southland has a sunny day with light east to northeast
Temperatures not overly warm tomorrow with highâ€™s in the high
single figure region for most of the South Island, about coastal fringes the low
double figure mark could be cracked. The North Island sees highâ€™s in the low
double figure region then when one gets north of Taranaki in the west and the
Bay Of Plenty in the east highâ€™s in the mid teens look more likely. The far
north is the warmest part of the country, getting up to 17 to 18 degrees.
Homepage image: Monday 7th July 2014 midday MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz