A large anticyclone to the east of New Zealand directs an easterly quarter airflow over the country today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, afternoon showers possibly heavy. East to northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny spells, there may be a shower about Taranaki late afternoon / evening. Southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, areas of rain more persistent about Gisborne. Southeasterly winds.
Sunny spells with east to southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy periods with easterly winds about Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Mostly sunny, some cloud at times Banks Peninsula northwards. Cloud about inland areas developing in the evening. East to northeasterly winds, breezy from afternoon near the coast.
Sunny with light winds.
Southland & Otago
Any morning low cloud or fog breaks then mostly sunny, there may be some cloud about coastal Otago. Light winds for most, breezy ENE winds for coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz