A large anticyclone centred to the east of New Zealand today drags a northerly quarter airflow over the country.
Mostly cloudy from Northland through to East Cape, expect showers at times, more so from afternoon. Winds from the northeast. The southwestern corner of the North Island (Taranaki through to Wellington / Wairarapa) has a brighter day by comparison however there will be plenty of high cloud about. Hakwes Bay gets some of this brighter weather also but Gisborne may see a touch more mid level cloud at times.
A mostly cloudy day for the West Coast, the odd shower for North Westland, rain about South Westland with heavy falls likely for Fiordland. Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago are mainly dry but expect plenty of high cloud. High cloud breaks away from Otago in the evening. Southland has some morning cloud then starting to brighten up from afternoon. Winds for most of the South Island are mainly light coming in from the northerly quarter.
High’s in the mid to late teens for much of the North Island, the warmest temperatures being for Northland, Auckland and perhaps Hawkes Bay. A little cooler about interior parts of the North Island and Wellington, getting into the low double figure arena. High’s in the low teens for the South Island’s East Coast and about Southland, high single or low double figure temperatures elsewhere.