A ridge of high pressure pushes onto the South Island today meanwhile a keen southerly airflow further north gradually eases during the day.
Mostly sunny for a majority of regions however some morning cloud for Canterbury and Marlborough may bring early showers then clearing to a mostly sunny afternoon, winds from the southwest ease. Southland and coastal Otago may see some morning cloud also then becoming mostly sunny. A touch of high cloud for the lower South Island from afternoon. Expect a frosty start for inland parts areas also.
For the east coast expect rain, heavy falls about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne then easing this morning to the odd remaining shower by afternoon. Early rain for the western North Island (Taranaki through to Wellington) eases to the odd shower then mostly clearing in the afternoon. Early morning rain for Waikato eases to a few showers then clearing, clearing Bay Of Plenty in the afternoon. Showers clearing Auckland in the morning and further north in the afternoon as southwesterly winds change to the south.
Once areas of rain or showers clear expect sun to break through.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz