High pressure dominates the North Island and top half of the South Island, while a front tries to push into the lower South Island.
Generally New Zealand has a calm day with a mix of sun and cloud – but a big of rain will affect the south west corner of the South Island.
A few showers to the north of NZ should remain just north or north east of Northland and the Far North – while easterlies continue at the top of the country.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud with light easterlies.
Highs: 25 or 26
Eastern North Island
A mix of sun and cloud, light winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly Sunny with light winds. Hotter inland.
Highs: 24 to 27
A mix of sun and cloud with light northerlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly Sunny, some morning cloud possible. light winds or sea breezes.
Highs: 24 – 26
Warmer with varying amounts of high cloud south of Timaru – may even be a spit of rain or shower, but nothing widespread or substantial. Light winds from the northerly quarter – hot inland.
Highs: 25 to 30
Rain south of Hokitika, dry north of there with clouds increasing. Light NW winds.
Southland & Otago
Light winds, mostly cloudy – especially in the south and west of each region. May be a few showers in Southland and western Otago.
Highs: 18 – 20
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