A ridge brings mainly settled weather to the South Island today while the North Island has a southerly airflow with a few showers in the east, mainly sunny out west.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, Northland in the east sees a few morning coastal showers clear. South to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy closer to the ranges in the east with a few morning showers clearing away, towards the coast in the west conditions are mostly sunny after any morning cloud breaks away. South to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Showers, clearing around midnight. Breezy cold southerly winds for most although strong southerlies for Gisborne gale about the coast ease from evening.
Morning showers clear then sunny spells develop, southerlies ease.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, southerly winds tending easterly in the afternoon for Marlborough. Nelson may see light northerlies in the afternoon.
Sunny after a frosty start. Light winds tending east to northeast near the coast in the afternoon.
Sunny with light winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny after a frost start. Light winds, tending northeast about the Otago coast in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz