A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand on Monday, directing an easterly airflow over the North Island meanwhile the flow tilts a little more north to northwest for the South Island.
Expect mostly cloudy skies and the odd shower at times for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, western Bay Of Plenty and East Cape through to northern Hawkes Bay. Elsewhere expect a mix of sun and cloud. Winds generally from the east or northeast, light variable winds for the western North Island (i.e. Taranaki).
Mostly cloudy skies for the West Coast of the South Island, some rain south of about Westport. High cloud for Nelson / Marlborough, light winds. Plenty of high cloud for Canterbury, some mid level cloud Banks Peninsula southwards in the morning gradually breaks away. Morning cloud for Southland and Otago breaks to some sun but expect high cloud for much of the day. Winds are mostly from the north or northeast.
Tomorrow’s expected highs in the map below.
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