A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a weak front within this flow quickly moves northwards over the South Island in the morning then the North Island from afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud with southwesterly winds, breezy at times. There may be a shower or two between Waikato and Northland, especially in the west.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with some cloud drifting through at times, risk of a shower late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry for most. Westerlies tend southwest around midday. Coastal Taranaki has breezy southwesterlies for much of the day.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, southwesterlies develop early afternoon bringing some cloud. Chance of a shower in the afternoon about the Wairarapa then further north in the evening.
Mostly sunny then southerlies develop around midday bringing some cloud.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with southwesterlies for Nelson, light winds about Marlborough tending southerly around midday then easterly during the afternoon.
Southwesterly winds freshen in the morning bringing some cloud, chance of a shower also then becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon.
A mix of sun and cloud with southwesterly winds developing in the morning.
Southland & Otago
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny, morning southwesterlies then tending westerly around midday
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz