A large area of high pressure covers the country today, bringing mainly fine weather to most regions. In the far South, Nor’west conditions will take hold later in the day as a southerly front approaches the mainland.
If you’re planning to spend your Sunday in the outdoors, it’s not a bad day for it at all. We’re set for a fairly calm and mostly sunny autumn day across the North Island, however cloudier conditions can be expected along the upper East Coast and about the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel where the odd light afternoon shower may pop up. Pleasant maximum temperatures throughout the Island in the range of 18-22 degrees.
It’s a similar story for much of the South Island with a chilly start about inland areas breaking into a mainly clear and mild day. The first signs of an approaching southerly front however will be noticed across Southland and Otago as a layer of high cloud builds through the day accompanied by a Nor’west breeze, becoming fresh and gusty in the far South. Some light rain is possible later in the day about the likes of Fiordland and South-Westland ahead of the front. Expect daytime highs of around 20-22 for most, and a slightly cooler high of 17 degrees about the Southern Lakes district and the Mackenzie Country.