High pressure dominates the wider New Zealand area today with slight areas of low pressure forming across both Islands during the afternoon.
Upper North Island
Areas of morning cloud then breaking to sun in the afternoon, some cloud may hang about western coastal areas during the day. Risk of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about inland Bay Of Plenty otherwise mainly dry. Winds from the southwest, breezy at times this afternoon for Auckland.
Lower North Island
Expect a mostly sunny day however from midday cloud moves into the Wellington and Wairarapa then pushing further north along the east coast into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the evening, this cloud may bring a light shower or two otherwise staying mainly dry. Southerly winds freshen.
Nelson and Marlborough have a mainly sunny start then cloud builds from afternoon, light winds gradually tend onshore. Canterbury and coastal Otago has a mostly cloudy day, there may be a few mornings showers then drying out in the afternoon for most, could still be a light shower or two hang about inland parts of Canterbury for the rest of the day. Winds from the south then tending to the east in the afternoon.
Central Otago and Southland sees morning cloud break to afternoon sun. The West Coast has a mix of sun and cloud. About the Main Divide isolated showers could form late afternoon / evening, they may turn heavy for Buller then easing at night.
It will be a warm day for most of the country, temperatures hitting the late twenties about some central North Island areas, only getting into the mid teens for Canterbury / Coastal Otago.