An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea casts a ridge of high pressure over the North Island today, meanwhile a north to northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Southwesterly winds. Winds may tend northerly in the afternoon for the Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds tend to the west in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterlies tend northeast in the afternoon.
Sunny areas and some cloud, breezy northerlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. North to northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy about South Westland with a few showers from midday, rain by evening. A mix of sun and cloud further north, cloud thickens in the evening. West to northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
High cloud with northwesterly winds, staying mainly dry however the odd spit or shower may move into Southland overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz