It’s looking like another excellent autumnal day up and down the country, after a very cool start in some places this morning.
Overnight temperatures certainly dropped once more, with a few light frosts forming, indicating once again that winter isn’t too far away.
Today temperatures are expected to warm a little, at the back end of the anticyclone, as a warmer northerly is starts to creep over the southern regions of the mainland.
The far southwestern corner may see some cloud with drizzle or light rain but generally sunny conditions should prevail over more than 90% of the country, with any morning cloud or fog disappearing.
This weekend sees some more cloud roll onto the western shores of the South Island with liquid sunshine and by Sunday, some rain is expected on southern and western areas of the mainland with nor’ westers packing a bit of a punch.
A few cloudy areas in the west of the North Island are likely by Sunday too but for the rest of us, the big yellow should be very obvious with a little harmless high cloud.