An anticyclone brings mainly settled conditions today, a few showers pass over the upper North Island however and expect plenty of cloud for some regions gradually breaking to some sun in the afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning sun then areas of cloud develop in the afternoon about Northland and Auckland bringing the risk of a shower then clearing away in the evening. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty stays mainly sunny, cloud a tad more frequent in the afternoon. East to northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mainly sunny with light east to southeasterly winds. Southeasterly winds become variable in the afternoon about northern Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Sunny spells, cloud increases in the afternoon bringing the risk of a shower as light southwesterly winds tend southeast.
Sunny spells with light southeasterly breezes.
Marlborough & Nelson
Fairly cloudy in the morning then sunny spells break through from afternoon. Light winds tend north to northeast in the afternoon.
Cloudy this morning with a chance of drizzle then sunny spells break through this afternoon as light southerlies tend northeast.
Cloudy areas about North Westland, chance of a shower also. Sunnier skies further south. Light winds.
Southland & Otago
Any early cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, some cloud may hang about coastal Otago for much of the day with winds tending northeasterly. Light winds elsewhere.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz