A ridge brings a settled period of weather to most of New Zealand today however once again not for long, the second half of the day sees a northwesterly airflow strengthen over the South Island. A warm then cold front move onto the lower South Island later in the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with southwesterly winds picking up a little from afternoon, becoming breezy.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny then cloud increases later in the day, westerlies tend northwest in the evening.
Eastern North Island
A few morning showers clear away (mainly about Gisborne) then sunny areas increase, fresh gusty southwesterly winds gradually ease dying out in the evening.
Any morning cloud clears then mostly sunny, some high cloud develops later in the day. Southerlies tend northerly by midday.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with some high cloud later in the day, northerly winds.
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, overnight spots of rain. Northeasterly winds freshen near the coast, tending more northerly inland about the foothills.
Morning sun then cloud increases from afternoon bringing the chance of a few light showers, rain moves into South Westland in the evening then pushing northwards overnight. Light winds pick up from the northwest afternoon onwards.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, some late afternoon / evening scattered rain as a warm front passes over. North to northwesterly winds for most however tending northeast about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz