An anticyclone sits in the Tasman Sea today directing a west to southwesterly airflow over New Zealand.
Risk of a shower this morning about Auckland through to Waikato otherwise mainly dry. A shower or two may move into the Wairarapa late morning then clearing late afternoon. Wellington has the outside chance of a shower this morning also.
Showers for Southland may spread into Otago at times midday onwards, central Otago is mainly dry though.
Image: Friday 4th January 2019 4:00pm MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz