Today’s outlook is for an anticyclone to bring mainly settled weather to most of New Zealand. Tropical Cyclone Hola is moving south from the tropics however which brings some impending unsettled weather due on Monday for parts of the upper North Island, more on that at 3pm today.
A mainly settled day across most of the North Island today especially the further south you go. High cloud being spun out by Tropical Cyclone Hola thickens over the upper North Island today. As in this mornings forecast eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel may get a light shower or two during the day and this risk increases towards evening. Overnight rain moves into these areas especially most of Northland with strong southeasterlies, gales likely by dawn on Monday about eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel.
Sunny for most of the South Island today, some high cloud for the lower half of the Island. Temperatures warming up into the low to mid twenties for many inland areas. A brisk afternoon east to northeast breeze along the east coast may keep temperatures a little cooler nearer the ocean.
Image – Sunday 11th March 2018 1pm MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz