Mainly anticyclonic for New Zealand today yet again bringing more settled weather, still plenty of morning cloud about for some. A front approaches to the west moving onto the lower South Island overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud in the west breaks away, mostly sunny otherwise. Light west to southwest winds for most, afternoon northerlies for the Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Plenty of morning cloud, perhaps a drizzle patch for Kapiti then sunny areas increase from afternoon. Light winds then afternoon westerlies.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, afternoon easterlies.
A mostly cloudy morning then sunny areas increase from afternoon, northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any morning cloud clears then mainly sunny, afternoon sea breezes.
Morning cloud breaks then expect sunny areas and increasing high cloud, east to northeasterly winds.
Sunny spells with light winds. Cloud thickens about Fiordland in the afternoon bringing light showers then turning to rain later in the evening (heavy overnight).
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, overnight rain for Southland as northerlies change southwest. Northeasterlies build about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz