A front moves over the lower South Island this morning then a little further north this afternoon and evening, however weakening considerably as it goes. A ridge brings mainly settled weather to the North Island, a chance of low cloud or fog to start for some.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A chance of early fog or low cloud otherwise mostly sunny, light winds. Northland has easterly breezes, fairly cloudy skies and a few showers mainly in the east.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some early cloud breaks to sunny areas, high cloud then increases from afternoon. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, light winds tend southerly late afternoon or evening.
High cloud with northwesterly winds, winds may tend southerly during this afternoon. Evening lower level cloud.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some increasing high cloud, light winds tend north to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Mainly sunny with some high cloud, by midday southerlies bring increasing cloud and a chance of drizzle especially inland about the foothills.
Mostly cloudy with light winds, fairly dry for the most part, however the odd light shower about South Westland and some rain for Fiordland.
Southland & Otago
Some rain, clearing around midday about Southland then cloud breaking later in the day. Otago is cloudy all day, rain develops this morning then eases this afternoon. Southerlies tend east to northeast during the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz