A front breaks up over the North Island today as it moves northwards, antityclonic conditions building elsewhere otherwise.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Early showers clear then sunny areas increase, Northland may see the odd shower hang around till evening. West to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early showers clear then sunny spells gradually increase, southeasterly winds for most however tending westerly in the afternoon about northern Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Early rain eases to showers, long dry spells developing from afternoon however remaining mostly cloudy. Southerlies tend east to northeast by evening.
Early showers clear then sunny spells increase, south to southeasterly winds ease.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloud breaks to some sun in the afternoon, east to northeasterly winds.
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, northeasterly winds.
A mix of sun and cloud, cloudier skies about Buller with a shower or two. Light winds tend westerly in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud, chance of an isolated shower about inland areas late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. Coastal Otago sees slightly cloudier skies during the day. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz