A westerly quarter airflow lies over the North Island today while a low east of the South Island directs a southerly airflow in over the mainland.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, the odd shower at times also. The Bay Of Plenty has mainly dry weather. Westerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and the odd shower, west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne with northwesterlies, dry this morning for the Wairarapa then southerlies move in this afternoon bringing some rain.
High cloud and some sun this morning, northwesterlies change southerly this afternoon bringing rain.
Marlborough & Nelson
Dry this morning then some rain develops around midday as southerlies freshening, rain eases back to showers during the afternoon.
Early rain eases to the odd shower, showers clearing in the afternoon Banks Peninsula northwards while continuing further south. Expect snow in the mountains to stay above 500m.
Sunny about South Westland while further north expect morning rain then sunny areas increase from afternoon. Rain hangs about Buller through till evening however. South to southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Areas of rain or showers for much of the day, dry spells increasing about Southland from afternoon, cold southerlies, snow stays above 400m.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz