An anticyclone covers New Zealand today bringing mainly settled conditions, it doesn’t mean cloud free everywhere however.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light south to southeasterly winds. Some cloud may build about Northland in the afternoon bringing the low risk of a late afternoon / evening shower otherwise mainly dry.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mainly sunny with light southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy areas and the odd shower, sunny spells may break through at times from afternoon. Light southeasterly winds.
Sunny spells with southeasterly winds easing during the day.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon east to northeast winds.
Morning low cloud or fog breaks to sunny spells, northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with light winds, some cloud about Fiordland. Cloud may spread to most parts of the coast overnight.
Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, mostly sunny by midday about Otago. There may be a morning drizzle patch about coastal Otago. Light variable winds tending northeast about the Otago coast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz