A brisk southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, western regions experience cloud and showers for some while out east skies are sunnier. A southwest change moves through Otago around midday however bringing the chance of a few showers then some late cloud to Canterbury.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloud increases this morning with mostly cloudy skies by midday, southwesterly winds become brisk and there may be a shower or two from afternoon. About Tauranga expect lengthy sunny areas to continue through this afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and increasing cloud today, westerly winds becoming more breezy this afternoon especially about the likes of Taranaki where winds may become strong.
Eastern North Island
Sunny weather today, west to northwesterly winds pick up this afternoon especially about the Wairarapa.
Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds, winds change southerly later this evening with some cloud.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny weather with breezy westerly quarter winds, winds change southerly later this evening or overnight.
Mainly sunny with light winds, late afternoon a southwest changes brings some cloud.
Mostly cloudy, some rain pushes into South Westland this morning then moves into North Westland by evening. There may be a shower for two before rain moves in. Winds gusty from the WSW.
Southland & Otago
Winds change strong gusty southwest this morning about Southland bringing cloud and a few showers then moving northwards, showers clearing by midday about Southland and late afternoon for Otago however cloud may linger into the evening and overnight for some.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz