An anticyclone to the east of New Zealand on Thursday directs an easterly quarter airflow over the country.
A few showers for the east coast of the North Island on Thursday, clearing from the south as the day moves along. Any other shower activity is mostly early morning for the rest of the North Island although a few may continue about eastern Northland for the rest of the day.
The South Island is mostly sunny, any morning cloud in the east clears. A shower or two affects South Westland, more so from afternoon and perhaps up to Buller late afternoon / evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz