A low positions itself north of the North Island today directing in a southeasterly airflow meanwhile an anticyclone sits over the South Island bringing mainly settled conditions.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Plenty of high cloud. Showers for Northland, Great Barrier Island and Coromandel during the day will perhaps turn to rain for a time afternoon / evening. Southeasterly winds, strong about eastern coastal areas Coromandel northwards.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, mid to low level cloud will bank up about ranges further to the east. Southeasterly winds, a little breezy about coastal southern Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with the odd drizzle patch or light shower, southeasterly winds.
Sunny spells with south to southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny spells for Marlborough, a mostly sunny day about Nelson. East to southeasterly breezes, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, easterly winds.
Mostly sunny, some cloud builds a little about the ranges inland during the afternoon. Risk of a late afternoon / evening isolated shower for Buller otherwise mainly dry. Light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny after any morning cloud breaks away, south to southwesterly winds. Afternoon easterlies for coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz