A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, easing in the evening and long dry spells developing. Fresh southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with a few showers, long dry spells developing in the evening. West to southwesterly winds, breezy about coastal areas.
Eastern North Island
Showers develop about Wairarapa in the morning then spread into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the afternoon with a southwest change. Some sun before showers move in, showers clear in the evening.
Morning cloud, risk of a shower then sunny spells develop in the afternoon. Light southerlies for a time.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny spells for Marlborough, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon. Mostly sunny about Nelson with southwesterly winds.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, light winds.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, showers more likely north of about Hokitika and about Fiordland. Parts of South Westland may have long dry spells. Southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
A few morning showers about Southland (less likely about Otago but still the chance of a shower in the morning) then afternoon sunny spells break through. Westerly winds, gusty about coastal areas.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz