A ridge sits over the North Island, though it will get pushed north during the day by a westerly airflow – which will then pick up a little bit.
The South Island will feel a strengthening west to northwesterly airflow during the day also.
It’s looking pretty good for most of the island – sunny areas and some cloud with winds from the westerly quarter, in the main.
Everywhere south of Taranaki can expect those winds to pick up a little towards afternoon, which include Wellington – after a sunny start and some brisk northerlies.
The East Coast is mostly sunny, light winds and northwesterlies picking up about the Wairarapa towards evening – though the region will be enjoying some of the warmest temperatures for the day.
High cloud will thicken from the morning in the east, while a few spells of rain will move through Canterbury southwards in the evening, as a warm front pushes in from the west.
The West Coast will be cloudy with the odd shower from midday, while rain will move in to Southern Westland in the evening, before spreading further north.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Submitted by “Tracy”