A large anticyclone, or high pressure system, is moving over the country bringing lighter winds, clearer skies and drier weather.
Wednesday is a mostly dry day nationwide – there’s just the chance of a couple remaining isolated showers around Mahia Peninsula or Gisborne region.
Thursday and Friday are mostly settled and dry nationwide but showers, or even rain, moves back into Fiordland at the end of the week and may affect south Westland just a little too. Showers are coastal and look unlikely to spillover into the east.
On Saturday the high weakens over south western New Zealand – with winds building in the east and rain or showers moving up the West Coast. Saturday’s a dry one for most of the North Island…but Saturday’s weather in the South Island will move into the North Island by Sunday.
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