A northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island and lower North Island today while a ridge lies over most of the North Island. A small low does move eastwards over Northland during the day, however. Rain for the West Coast of the South Island; sunny for the east of the country.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Chance of an early shower about Northland and Auckland then sunny areas increase, some fog possible in the morning especially inland areas. A chance of fog again overnight. Light southeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with some cloud thickening later in the day. There may be a touch of fog inland to start the day. Cloud a little more prominent during the day south of Taranaki. Northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
A mainly sunny day with light winds, tending northwest.
Sunny areas with breezy northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, mainly later in the day. North to northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud. Light winds tend northwest, breezy at times inland.
Cloudy with occasional rain, northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Thick, high cloud, rain from afternoon about Southland then evening in Otago as northwesterly winds change west to southwest. Rain clears at night.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz