A southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island on Thursday while light southerlies and anticyclonic conditions affect the South Island.
For the upper North Island tomorrow expect a mix of sun and cloud with southeasterly winds mostly, during the afternoon hours a southwest sea breeze may converge with the southeasterly airflow creating a few isolated showers anywhere from Auckland down through into the Waikato (mainly out west). There is a chance one or two of these showers could be heavy, if any are they will likely be quite hit and miss.
A cloudy day along the east coast, rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay with heavy falls, easing from afternoon. Mainly cloudy about the Wairarapa and Wellington with the odd drizzle patch, sunnier conditions out west especially about Taranaki.
The South Island has a mainly sunny day along the West Coast, some cloud builds about Greymouth northwards in the afternoon bringing the low risk of an isolated shower (mainly about inland Buller / Tasman). Mainly sunny weather for Nelson and Marlborough during the day. Canterbury sees cloudy skies and the odd drizzle patch, quite cloudy about coastal Otago however further inland sunnier skies are more likely.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz