Rain clouds are lining up for New Zealand as a big change comes next week to our weather pattern. While this weekend is mostly settled and dry the rain starts to increase on the West Coast and on Sunday westerly winds develop over a larger portion of the country.
High pressure for the North Island today, a northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty Mostly sunny, there may be some fog morning and night especially about inland areas. The Bay Of Plenty sees areas of cloud, perhaps even a shower or two at times. Light winds.
The weather pattern takes a dramatic turn next week as high pressure clears away and large windy lows move in. The first day of winter on the meteorological calendar looks wintry with perhaps the first real nationwide southerly of the year coming in.
Mainly anticyclonic over New Zealand today, conditions are mostly settled but there will be areas of cloud about for some. Eastern regions get the best weather. A northwesterly airflow starts to make inroads over the South Island on Saturday.
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We have more international weather headlines with heavy rain impacting Japan, hot weather in India and above normal temperatures across north eastern China and Korea. • JAPAN Heavy rain continues across Japan due to an active cold front progressing eastwards. Rain and high humidity hit Tuesday morning in central Tokyo.