An anticyclone covers New Zealand today, remnants from a southerly change on Thursday evening brings a mostly cloudy day for the eastern South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud (and the chance of a light shower) breaks to sunny spells, showers possible late afternoon / evening about the Waikato and perhaps inland Bay Of Plenty. Showers may become heavy with a risk of thunderstorms. Light winds and sea breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds. Late afternoon / evening isolated showers possible, some may be heavy then clearing at night.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, late afternoon / evening a few isolated showers develop inland about the ranges. Showers may become heavy then clearing later on. South to southeasterly winds.
Chance of a light shower or drizzle patch, mainly this morning then some afternoon sun. Southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
A mostly sunny morning then cloud builds from afternoon, late afternoon / evening isolated showers develop especially inland then easing later on. East to southeasterly winds for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Mostly cloudy with the odd light shower or drizzle patch, especially in the morning. East to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny after any morning cloud breaks away, light west to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather for Southland, central Otago sees any morning drizzle clear then afternoon sunny spells break through. Coastal Otago has a mostly cloudy day, a chance of some brief afternoon sun at times. A shower or drizzle patch also, mainly in the morning. Light east to southeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz