A large high sits to the east of New Zealand today, the air flowing around this high comes over the North and South Islands as a northerly quarter wind.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with some sun now and then, chance of a shower now and then also mainly in eastern areas. East to northeasterly winds
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some mid / high level cloud with light winds, northeasterlies about Taranaki and the Central North Island. Also the risk of a shower late afternoon / evening about northern parts of Taranaki and the Central North Island otherwise mainly dry.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas with northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with north to northwesterly winds becoming a little breezy this afternoon, cloud thickens this evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud later in the day, northwesterly breezes for Marlborough and tending northerly or perhaps northeast about Nelson.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly breezes for most however right near the coast winds may tend east to northeast.
Sunny areas with northerly winds, spells of rain about Fiordland.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud with west to northwesterly winds, winds tend more northeast about coastal Otago. A few showers from afternoon about Southland with winds changing southerly, a few showers may make it into coastal Otago late afternoon / evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz