An anticyclone mostly covers New Zealand today with a weak front moving over the upper South Island this morning and lower North Island from midday.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud. Light southwesterlies.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud with light winds, picking up from the south in the afternoon at which point a few showers move through. Showers clear by evening.
Eastern North Island
A sunny morning, southerly winds pick up around midday bringing some cloud, risk of a shower also otherwise staying mainly dry.
Marlborough & Nelson
A mix of sun and cloud for Marlborough with easterlies developing in the morning, cloud south of the Wairau Valley may be thicker with the chance of a morning shower or two. Nelson is mostly sunny, some cloud about the ranges with light winds tending northeast in the afternoon.
Sunny then some cloud develops late morning as southerlies freshen, chance of a shower also otherwise mainly dry.
Showers, clearing around midday then sunny spells develop. Southwesterly winds tend northeast in the afternoon.
Early showers clear then becoming mostly sunny, light winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with light winds, southwest at first about coastal Otago then dying away.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz