A ridge lies over the upper North Island today while a northwesterly airflow builds over the rest of the country, fairly settled apart from the West Coast of the South Island which can expect cloud and showers.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and some cloud after any morning fog clears, light winds. The Bay Of Plenty is likely to be mainly sunny all day.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some cloud after any morning fog clears, west to northwest winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds, northwesterlies for the Wairarapa.
Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds, picking up a little this afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with some high cloud later today, northwesterly winds pick up this afternoon.
Sunny with some high cloud later today, northwesterlies gradually build.
Showers about Fiordland spreading into North Westland later in the evening, northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Areas of high cloud with breezy northwesterly winds, expect a few evening areas of rain.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz