A large high sits out to the east of New Zealand today directing in an east to northeasterly airflow.
Cloudy periods for the upper North Island with the odd shower north of about Auckland and Coromandel, the odd one may sneak into Bay Of Plenty. Winds from the east a bit fresh at times. Mostly cloudy along the east coast (Gisborne to Wairarapa) with the odd shower, northeasterly winds. Out west expect a mix of mid and high level cloud with light winds tending onshore after midday.
Cloud in the east especially Banks Peninsula northwards although hopefully some sun breaking through in the afternoon, further south in the east there may be morning cloud then sunny spells are more likely, some high cloud developing from afternoon, northeasterlies a bit fresh about the coast. Elsewhere expect mostly sunny weather but some high cloud developing from afternoon spreading in from the west. A few isolated showers may develop about the hills and ranges of Central Otago and South Westland late afternoon / evening. Light winds from Nelson down through to Southland with afternoon sea breezes.