An anticyclone lies over the North Island today while a northwesterly airflow sits over the South Island ahead of a front in the Tasman Sea. This front moves onto South Westland this afternoon then gradually pushing further northwards.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Fairly cloudy, some sun possible at times Auckland northwards. Light winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with west to northwesterly winds, there may be a brief light shower or two about otherwise mainly dry.
Eastern North Island
Any morning cloud breaking to mostly sunny weather, light winds.
Cloudy areas with north to northwesterly winds freshening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon northwesterlies.
Mostly sunny after any morning cloud breaks away, light winds.
Mostly cloudy, the odd shower possible. Rain moves into South Westland during the afternoon then North Westland in the evening. North to northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, chance spot of rain in the evening otherwise dry. Light north to northeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz