Tuesday's national forecast
Upper North Island
For Northland expect mostly sunny weather, some high cloud develops later in the day. Westerly winds. Sunny areas and increasing cloud for Auckland this morning, the odd light shower or drizzle patch then drifting through with westerly winds. The Waikato is mostly cloudy, the odd light shower then drying up later in the day. Morning cloud with the chance of a shower then breaking to afternoon sunny spells about the Bay Of Plenty.
Lower North Island
Patchy showers clear to afternoon sunny spells in the west although Taranaki may see cloud hang on till evening. Mostly sunny along the east coast with some high cloud moving in later in the afternoon, a hot afternoon in store. Sunny spells about Wellington with northerlies.
Upper South Island
Any early showers clear along the West Coast of the South Island then expect sunny spells with west to southwesterly winds. Some rain overnight for North Westland. Nelson and Marlborough are mainly dry and sunny although expect high cloud to build from morning. Canterbury is mainly cloudy with east to northeasterly winds.
Lower South Island
Mostly cloudy for coastal Otago with southwesterlies tending east to northeasterly this afternoon, chance of a light drizzle patch about coastal Otago from afternoon otherwise mainly dry. Morning cloud about Southland breaks to sunny spells, central Otago has mostly sunny conditions with some high cloud gradually building.