A front passes over the North Island this morning then off to the northeast in the afternoon, a westerly airflow lies over the rest of the country.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning rain or showers, clearing around midday then sunny spells increase as northwesterly winds change southwest. Showers may linger about Northland till later in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny or becoming sunny in the morning, breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Any early cloud clears then mainly sunny, northwesterlies tend southwest early afternoon then swinging around to the east late afternoon near the coast.
Mostly sunny with gusty northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
A mainly sunny day, a touch of high cloud at times. Northwesterly winds.
Mainly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds. A coastal southerly may develop south of Banks Peninsula in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy, the odd shower at times, more so about South Westland. Westerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy about Southland, chance of a shower or two. Otago sees sunny areas and increasing high cloud, a few spots of evening rain. Gusty west to northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz