An anticyclone sits in the Tasman Sea while a west to southwesterly airflow flows over New Zealand. The North Island has plenty of sun, some cloud mainly in the west. For the South Island it’s dry in the north and east while the West Coast, Southland and parts of Otago see showers.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional sun with west to southwesterly winds, breezy this afternoon for some.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, westerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with light winds, afternoon east to northeast winds.
Sunny with west to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny with north to northwesterly winds this afternoon about Marlborough, west to southwest winds for Nelson.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, a few spots of rain possible late afternoon or evening. Light winds tend northwest.
Fairly cloudy with showers, mainly about South Westland in the morning then spreading into North Westland during the afternoon. Breezy west to southwest winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers for much of the day about Southland, more patchy about Central Otago and mainly dry for coastal Otago with cloudy areas. Brisk to strong westerly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz