A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, within this flow a front pushes over the South Island however it peters out around central parts of the country during the afternoon / evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon, southwesterly winds. Afternoon sea breezes for eastern Northland. The Bay Of Plenty has a sunny day after any morning cloud clears.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud with breezy west to northwesterly winds, brisk at times in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with northwesterlies, winds may tend easterly about the coastal fringes of Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Sunny spells with brisk to strong northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud, chance spot of rain in the morning otherwise mainly dry. High cloud gradually decreasing from afternoon. Gusty northwesterly winds.
Northwesterlies change southwest around midday bringing some cloud which breaks away in the evening, winds tend easterly in the evening.
Showers mostly clear by midday although the odd straggler may hang around till evening, sunny spells break through from afternoon. Westerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers, some may be heavy however they will gradually ease then clear in the evening. Sunny spells break through at times. Gusty west to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz