A ridge over the lower South Island pushes onto the upper part of the Island in the afternoon, bringing progressively sunnier weather – though it also means a frosty morning ahead!
Cloud and a few showers affect Canterbury from Banks Peninsula northwards, but these should gradually clear.
The North Island still has a cold southerly airflow lying over it, as showers continue in the west and south.
It’s looking drier out west, although Northland could see a morning shower or two – as could southern Taranaki southwards in the west.
It’s shaping up to be a very frosty morning and overnight – especially about inland parts of the South Island, potentially frosty for the North Island too morning and night for some inland areas – but it’s not looking as bad.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell
– Photo: Lesley Wilson