A ridge of high pressure nudges in over New Zealand today extending out from a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea, meanwhile a trough pushes over the North Island moving around the high in a southerly airflow.
A mix of sun and cloud for the upper North Island, there may be the odd shower out west with southwesterly winds. Bay Of Plenty has a mainly sunny and dry day. Taranaki down through to Wellington and across to Wairarapa has cloudier weather with a few showers and southerlies, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne has a dry morning with sun then showers develop in the afternoon as southerly winds freshen. Overnight showers clear for most but still linger north of Napier in the east.
Partly cloudy skies for most, showers this morning for Canterbury through to Nelson, clearing from the south but hanging about Nelson for much of the day. Coastal Southland and the Catlins has a few showers this morning clearing away then returning this evening, moving into Fiordland this evening also. Winds are light for most, perhaps tending onshore a little this afternoon.