A ridge lies over the South Island today drawing in a southerly quarter airflow meanwhile a front stretching out from a low in the Tasman Sea affects the lower North Island. A humid subtropical northerly for the upper North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, chance of a shower or two. Light winds tend northeast around midday.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A few showers then rain from afternoon, becoming heavy late afternoon / evening. Southeasterlies pick up later in the day.
Eastern North Island
Rain about the Wairarapa spreads into Hawkes Bay during the afternoon then Gisborne by evening. Areas of sun before rain moves in, warm about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne before southerlies move in. Light winds gradually pick up from the south.
Areas of rain or drizzle, breezy southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with drizzle patches, perhaps some rain at times. East to southeasterly winds.
Cloudy with drizzle patches, perhaps some rain at times. South to southeasterly winds.
South Westland has a mainly sunny day, plenty of high cloud further north. South to southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Areas of cloud and the odd shower, plenty of dry areas also. South to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz