A ridge lies over the South Island today meanwhile an occluded front sweeps down over the North Island from the northeast.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain or patchy drizzle, may be a heavy fall. Easterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
High cloud thickening and lowering, some rain possible later in the evening / overnight. East to northeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with some drizzle, rain about Gisborne and perhaps northern Hawkes Bay with the odd heavy fall. East to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud, overnight may bring a light shower. East to northeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny weather with some high cloud. Afternoon easterlies for Marlborough, winds tend northerly in the afternoon about Nelson. Overnight cloud thickens and lowers bringing the risk of some patchy light rain or drizzle.
Sunny with light winds in the morning then afternoon east to northeast breezes.
Mostly sunny, some high cloud possible. Warmest temperatures about inland Buller (Reefton for e.g.). Light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds tend southerly in the afternoon. Some cloud develops in the afternoon for most, chance of a brief shower or two by evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz