A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.
A few patchy showers about the southwestern corner of the North Island this morning (Taranaki to Kapiti) then moving into the upper western North Island around midday. Sun breaks through in the southwest this afternoon then further north later this afternoon or evening. Winds breezy from the west or southwest. Cloud develops later this morning about Wairarapa bringing the odd light shower as southerlies freshen, cloud starts to increase about Hawkes Bay and Gsiborne later this afternoon or evening as southerlies move in, a chance of late drizzle.
Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, the odd shower also then clearing by late afternoon. Southwesterlies from midday. Mostly sunny about Nelson with some high cloud, light southwest winds tend northerly in the afternoon. Morning sun then cloud increases in the afternoon about Marlborough with south to southeast winds. Becoming cloudy this morning for Canterbury, chance of drizzle patch or shower otherwise mainly dry, southerlies tend to the east in the afternoon. Cloudy areas for Southland and Otago with southwesterly winds freshening, a shower or two possible this afternoon then clearing evening.
Highs in the early to mid twenties for most of the North Island today, breaking into the late twenties for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne before a southerly change moves in. Highs in the late teens or early twenties for most of the South Island, getting into the mid twenties for Central Otago and parts of Nelson / Buller.