A gusty westerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a weakening front pushes northwards over the South Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Early cloud then mostly sunny, breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud with west to northwesterly winds, gusty about some coastal areas.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Gusty westerlies although winds may remain light about northern Hawkes Bay / Gisborne.
Morning cloud then sunny spells develop, blustery northwest winds ease by evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning high cloud then mostly sunny. Westerly breezes for Nelson, gusty northwesterly winds about Marlborough tend southerly in the evening.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, winds change southerly in the morning then tend to the east in the afternoon.
Morning rain eases to showers, clearing in the afternoon and sunny spells developing. Westerlies tend southwest after midday.
Southland & Otago
Morning showers for Southland then afternoon sunny spells. Any early showers clear Otago then mostly sunny. Westerly winds, strong to gale about some coastal areas then easing in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz