A large anticyclone centred to the southeast of the South Island spreads a ridge over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy, the odd shower especially from afternoon as southwesterlies tend southeast.
Morning low cloud or fog then mostly sunny, south to southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, light winds tending onshore in the afternoon (easterly for Marlborough, northerly for Nelson).
Morning low cloud of fog then mostly sunny, afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, there may be some morning fog about some inland valleys. Some mid level cloud for North Westland / Buller from afternoon. Light winds tend northwest after midday.
Southland & Otago
Morning low cloud or fog then breaking to sunny areas and some high cloud, coastal Otago sees the coolest temperatures. East to northeast winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz