A ridge lies over Auckland and Northland today meanwhile a westerly airflow dominates elsewhere. Generally speaking cloudy skies in the west today and sunny out east with warmer weather.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas break to some sun this afternoon, west to southwesterly winds. Mostly sunny for the Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Fairly cloudy with west to northwesterly winds, some sun possible for inland areas during the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
A mainly sunny day with west to northwesterly winds, an onshore breeze may develop this afternoon for a time about Hawkes Bay.
Areas of cloud and some sun, cloud thickens later on. North to northwesterly winds become gusty this afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with northwesterly winds becoming gusty this afternoon, Nelson sees westerly winds this morning tend northerly in the afternoon.
Sunny with light winds this morning then northwesterlies pick up this afternoon, possibly becoming strong for inland areas.
Mostly cloudy with west to northwesterly winds, patchy drizzle mainly about Fiordland then spreading northwards overnight.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from this afternoon, northwesterly winds becoming strong after midday especially about Southland and inland Otago. Rain moves in overnight for Southland.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz