A west to northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a few showers out west and mainly dry in the east although early clearing showers are possible Mahia Peninsula northwards.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy, risk of a shower (in the afternoon for Waikato) otherwise mainly dry. The Bay Of Plenty has mostly sunny weather. Westerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny after a frosty start, some cloud from afternoon pushes in from the west bringing the risk of a shower. Northwesterlies develop.
Eastern North Island
Any early showers Mahia Peninsula northwards clear, mainly sunny otherwise. Early southwesterlies tend light northeast in the afternoon for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Northwesterlies for Wairarapa.
Increasing cloud, a few late evening showers (mainly in the north). Northwesterly winds become brisk after midday.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, may be a touch of high cloud. Afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Light north to northwesterly winds.
Cloudy with the odd shower, rain moves into Fiordland during the morning. North to northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, overnight rain as northwest winds change westerly.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz