An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather for a majority of the South Island, southeasterlies for the North Island brings heavy rain in the east and the odd shower out west.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and some cloud, chance of a shower late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. South to southeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, drier further west about Taranaki. Breezy southeasterly winds, strong at times about the coast.
Eastern North Island
Rain with heavy falls possible, fresh southeasterly winds.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, fresh southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Some cloud about Marlborough, mainly sunny for Nelson. Southeasterly winds, breezy about Marlborough.
Sunny with light winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny with light easterly quarter winds, breezy about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz