An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea directs a fresh west to southwesterly airflow over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland and the Waikato see areas of cloud and occasional sun. The Waikato may see a shower late afternoon or evening. The Bay Of Plenty has a mostly sunny day. Winds from the west or southwest, perhaps a bit breezy at times in the afternoon for coastal areas. The lower western North Island (Taranaki through to Kapiti) has cloudy areas for much of the day with the odd shower, clearing in the evening, winds blustery from the west or northwest. A mostly sunny day in store for the east coast, perhaps a touch of high cloud, winds from the west or northwest.
Temperatures in the mid to late twenties from Northland running through to East Cape and down to Wairarapa in the east. High’s in the low twenties for Taranaki down through to Kapiti.
Showers for the West Coast and Southland for most of today, clearing in the evening. Otago sees a shower or two at times also especially afternoon through to about Otago Peninsula then clearing in the evening. Winds gusty from the west or southwest, strong with possible gales about coastal parts of Southland and Otago. Nelson and Marlborough have morning cloud with the risk of a shower, more so about Nelson then breaking to mostly sunny weather in the afternoon. Canterbury has a mostly sunny morning then some cloud drifts in from afternoon as light winds pick up from the south, cloud breaks away overnight.
Temperatures reach into the mid twenties about North Otago through to Nelson in the east, mid to high teens elsewhere.