A fairly typical spring west to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, it will have eased a bit compared to wind strengths that were over the country yesterday.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of cloud and occasional sun, chance of a shower or two also especially about western coastlines. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly dry day with mostly sunny conditions. Breezy west or southwest winds ease later today.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud and occasional sun, chance of a shower or two. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, winds from the westerly quarter however an afternoon sea breeze develops for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Sunny with north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud possible, light winds for Marlborough tend north to northeast this afternoon. Southwesterly breezes for Nelson.
Mostly sunny weather, there may be a few whiffs of high cloud. Winds from the westerly quarter, tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon across the plains.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, dry spells will start to become longer from afternoon. Breezy west to southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, some cloud at times. Winds from the westerly quarter, tending north to northeast in the afternoon about coastal Otago. Southland sees cloudy areas during the day with any morning showers clearing, westerly winds, gusty at times about the coast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz