A ridge lies over the upper North Island today while the rest of the country is covered by a northwesterly airflow, strong over the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A hot and mainly sunny day, just a few clouds about with a chance of fog or low cloud morning and night about inland areas. Afternoon Sea Breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas with west to northwest breezes.
Eastern North Island
A sunny day with light winds, afternoon east to northeast breezes about coastal Hawkes Bay. Hot inland.
Sunny areas with brisk Northerly winds becoming strong at times from afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds breezy at times in the afternoon about Marlborough. Northerly winds for Nelson.
Plenty of high cloud with some sun at times. Gusty Northwesterly winds, strong at times inland.
Areas of rain about Fiordland, the odd patchy shower further north through to about Greymouth. Mostly cloudy skies. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and some high cloud, chance of the odd shower about otherwise mainly dry. Strong west to northwesterly winds may tend southerly in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz