High pressure brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, a northerly airflow will start to increase over the South Island during the day.
Upper North Island
Mostly sunny, chance of an early mist or fog patch about inland areas (i.e. Waikato) then clearing. Winds are light with afternoon sea breezes. A few clouds may build in the afternoon about some hills / ranges bringing the risk of an isolated shower otherwise mainly dry.
Lower North Island
Generally mostly sunny, northerly winds will build about Cook Strait and Wellington during the day however becoming blustery at times afternoon onwards.
Temperatures getting into the mid to late twenties across most of the North Island however some coastal fringes may only see high’s in the low twenties due to sea breezes.
Any morning cloud breaks then mostly sunny, high cloud pushes northwards over the Island from afternoon. Lower level cloud starts to thicken about Fiordland from late afternoon bringing a few showers or some drizzle. Winds are from the northeast along the West Coast then tending northwest in the afternoon. Northwesterlies for most in the east however tending northeast about coastal Canterbury in the afternoon before the northwest pushes right through to the coast in the evening.
Temperatures from Southland up through to Nelson in the east, also Buller reaching into the mid to late twenties. Inland eastern parts may even crack into the 30’s for isolated areas. Temperatures south of Buller along the West coast reach into the high teens or early twenties.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz