A northeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand today while a high is centred off to the east in the Pacific Ocean.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain or showers clear away this afternoon then expect a mainly cloudy day. The Bay Of Plenty may see the odd drizzle patch throughout the day after morning rain eases and Northland sees showers. Breezy east to northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with a few spells of rain or perhaps a shower or two, long dry periods also. Northeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
A few early morning showers clear, cloud breaks to sunny areas by afternoon. Northeasterly winds.
Sunny areas with Northerly winds, chance of an early shower any of which clears.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy, the odd drizzle patch about Nelson from afternoon. North to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, breezy Nor’East winds nearer the coast and lighter winds further inland.
Some morning sun possible, becoming cloudy by midday with patchy light rain moving in late afternoon or evening. Increasing northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud developing around midday, north to northeasterly winds breezy about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz