A ridge hangs on to the North Island today bringing mainly settled weather, a fair amount of cloud about however mainly this morning. The South Island sees a front approach from the west bringing some rain to the West Coast later in the day, high cloud increases out east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud breaking to a few afternoon sunny areas, northeasterly winds. Cloud thickens again overnight.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy about Taranaki, elsewhere expect sunny areas and increasing cloud. Northerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny weather with some high cloud gradually moving in during the day, thickening later in the evening. Light northeasterlies.
Becoming cloudy by midday with breezy northerlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some increasing cloud, light winds. Some rain possible later in the evening or overnight.
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, northeasterly winds. A few spots of rain possible in the evening spreading from the west.
Cloudy with rain moving in late afternoon or evening, possibly heavy overnight. Northeasterly winds, picking up a little after midday.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy skies, areas of rain spread into Central Otago mid to late afternoon and a few spots may reach the coast later in the evening. Light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz