A large anticyclone in the Tasman Sea spreads a ridge over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with southerly winds tending southwest in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some cloud at times mainly morning with the risk of a shower. Southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Eastern North Island
Morning cloud with the risk of a coastal shower then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, cool southwesterlies die out in the evening.
Morning cloud clears then mostly sunny, southerlies ease dying out by evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon north to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, light winds tend east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, afternoon west to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, west to northwesterly winds. Winds about coastal Otago are light east to northeast. Hottest afternoon temperatures about Central Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz