A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a front within this flow pushes into the southwestern corner of the South Island by midday.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud may bring a shower (especially about the Waikato) then sunny areas increase, west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning showers then expect sunny spells, breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny after any morning cloud clears, westerly winds.
Early showers clear then sunny areas increase, breezy northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon northwesterly winds for Marlborough. Morning southwesterlies tend westerly in the afternoon for Nelson.
Risk of an early shower then mostly sunny, a touch of high cloud from afternoon. Afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
The odd shower, rain moves into Fiordland around midday with heavy falls then spreading northwards reaching into North Westland in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, some evening rain for Southland. Rain spreads into western Central Otago from afternoon (Queenstown etc) North to northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz