A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a disturbance in the Tasman Sea moves onto the upper South Island later this afternoon or evening then onto the lower North Island overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, chance of a shower or two otherwise expect long dry spells. Westerly winds. The Bay Of Plenty is mainly dry and mostly sunny.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, becoming a bit more widespread for a time in the afternoon. Overnight some rain moves in. Breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, gradually increasing from afternoon. Overnight spots of rain move into the Wairarapa. West to northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower later in the day then some overnight rain. Gusty northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, some rain develops later in the evening then clearing overnight. North to northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, light north to northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, some rain moves into Buller late afternoon then clearing overnight. Westerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas for Southland with a shower or two at times, winds fresh from the west. Otago has mostly sunny weather, perhaps some high cloud at times and northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz