An anticyclone lies over the South Island on Thursday, southeasterlies further north.
A few isolated showers about the Coromandel spread into Auckland / Northland during Thursday afternoon. Cloudy areas in the east with the risk of a shower about the coastal fringe, especially Mahia Peninsula. Mostly sunny for the rest of the western North Island.
The South Island has a mostly sunny day, morning cloud for Canterbury and Marlborough clears. The odd shower moves into Buller at times.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz