A front moves northwards over the South Island this morning then over the North Island this afternoon / evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, southwesterly winds freshen in the afternoon. The Bay Of Plenty will likely have longer sunny spells.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A chance of early sun then cloud increases with northwesterly winds, southeasterlies freshen around midday. Chance of a shower at some point during the afternoon otherwise mainly dry. Cloud breaks away in the evening.
Eastern North Island
Sunny at first then a fresh southwest change around midday brings increasing cloud, drizzle about the Wairarapa from early afternoon spreads elsewhere by evening.
High cloud then a gusty southerly change mid morning brings cloud and the risk of a shower.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud then south to southeasterly winds freshen late morning bringing the chance of a shower, sunny spells then increase from afternoon.
A few morning showers clear, cloud breaks in the evening. Breezy cool south to southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, light winds tend southerly for a time.
Southland & Otago
Any early showers clear then sunny spells increase, south to southwesterly winds (breezy about the Otago coast) die out in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz