A ridge weakens over the North Island this afternoon while a front moves northwards over the South Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells and increasing cloud with the chance of a shower from afternoon. Cloud thickens in the evening then a greater risk of showers overnight. Northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny spells and increasing cloud, rain moves into Taranaki late afternoon, then elsewhere in the evening. North to northeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, then spots of rain develop overnight for the Wairarapa. North to northeasterly winds, increasing later in the day.
Increasing cloud with the odd shower possible from midday, then evening rain. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud about Marlborough, with a few evening spots of rain. Nelson sees cloudy skies from morning, then some rain there from afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, then evening spots of rain. Northerly winds.
Cloudy with rain about South Westland, pushing northwards during the afternoon / evening. Rain may be heavy at times. North to northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud with the chance of a spot of rain, otherwise mainly dry, A southwest change mid to late afternoon brings a few showers which clear in the evening. Cloud breaks later in the day.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz