A ridge slowly slips away from the North Island tomorrow, although it clings on long enough to bring mainly settled conditions. A front slowly moves northwards over the lower South Island during the day with a strong northwesterly airflow preceding it.
For the upper North Island expect a mix of sun and cloud, a few isolated showers possible in the afternoon for parts of southern Auckland through to northern Taranaki in the west. Perhaps about inland Bay Of Plenty and the Central North Island also. Winds mostly from the northeast.
A mainly sunny day along the east coast (Gisborne to Wairarapa) with some high cloud gradually moving northwards during the day, winds from the north. A mix of sun and cloud in the west with high cloud thickening from morning. Winds brisk to strong from the NNW through the Cook Strait area.
For the South Island we see thick high cloud in the east, cloudy in the west with heavy rain about South Westland slowly moving into parts of North Westland overnight. Winds about the interior become brisk / strong from the northwest in the afternoon.
Areas of rain move into Southland by midday then into Otago in the evening.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz