An anticyclone lies over the North Island with mostly settled weather continuing while a west to northwesterly airflow builds over the South Island. The settled weather is slowly starting to loose it’s grip on the country.
Cloudy skies can be expected on the West Coast of the South Island with temperatures around 12 or 13 degrees. Expect building northerlies, showers in Fiordland spread north during the day. Breezy northwesterly winds about Southland with some high cloud, the odd brief shower may spread from the west at times but mostly remaining dry. Sunny elsewhere with some high cloud and light winds, temperatures in the mid teens on the East Coast.
Sunny and settled weather continues over the North Island for just one more day in most places, expect light winds and the chance of some high cloud on the East Coast. Some cloud at times about Auckland and Northland. Light northwesterlies about the Taranaki coast brings some increasing cloud, perhaps a shower there later at night. Northwesterlies pick up about Wellington with some high cloud. Temperatures are looking to be around the mid to high teens for most places however they may be in the low teens for inland areas and about Taranaki.
Story image / MetOcean Solutions Ltd map for midday on Saturday 2nd June 2012
– By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz