A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today moving around a large high pressure system in the Tasman Sea.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few morning showers clear Auckland then sunny areas increase from afternoon, showers may not clear Northland till evening. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty have a sunny day. Southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early showers clear then cloud breaking to a mostly sunny afternoon, south to southwesterly winds die out by evening.
Eastern North Island
The odd shower about coastal fringes, not clearing till evening. Some tucked in areas (for e.g. Napier / Hastings) becoming mostly sunny in the morning. Cool southwesterlies die out later in the day.
A few morning showers clear then sunny spells increase, fresh southerlies die out in the evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with southwesterlies dying out in the morning, a frosty start for inland areas.
Mostly sunny, showers about Banks Peninsula clear in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds die out in the afternoon.
Sunny, any morning cloud about Buller clears, light winds. Evening cloud and showers move into Fiordland.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, some cloud about coastal areas, there may be a few early clearing showers about coastal Otago. A few spots of rain possible about Southland later in the evening. Westerlies tend northwest by midday.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz