A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today while an anticyclone sits west of the country in the Tasman Sea.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, breezy southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, cloud may be a little more frequent during the morning. Breezy west to southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with westerly winds tending southwest by midday.
Sunny with north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with northwesterly winds about Marlborough, more west to southwest about Nelson.
Mostly sunny with west to northwesterly winds, easing in the evening.
Showers ease, becoming drier into the afternoon although a shower or two may continue after midday. Cloudy areas with west to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers, easing from afternoon and clearing in the evening. Otago has a less likely-hood of showers and more frequent areas of sun. Strong to gale westerly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz