A large anticyclone is centered to the east of New Zealand today with an easterly quarter airflow moving around this high flowing over both Islands.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny. Some cloud at times for Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and eastern Northland may bring a shower at times. East to southeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny with east to southeast winds, southwesterlies from afternoon about northern Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
A mostly cloudy day with the odd light shower or drizzle patch at times for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, Hawkes Bay dries out in the evening. Southeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny, light east to southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, some morning cloud about Marlborough clears away. Afternoon easterlies for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, east to northeasterly winds freshen.
Some mid level cloud builds about Fiordland in the afternoon. Mostly sunny for South Westland with developing high cloud, North Westland has a sunny day with evening high cloud. Light winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds. Northeasterlies freshen up about coastal Otago in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz