An anticyclone lies over much of the North Island today meanwhile expect northwesterlies for the South Island. A front moves onto the lower South Island around midday.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some cloud at times especially along western coastal areas. Light west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud with west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with northwesterly winds, afternoon east to northeast breezes about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Increasing cloud with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with north to northwesterly winds, breezy at times from afternoon.
Mostly sunny with some late high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, rain moves into Fiordland in the morning with heavy falls. Northerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Thickening high cloud, some scattered rain develops around midday for Southland as northwesterly winds tend westerly. Rain becoming more persistent later on. Otago has a mainly dry day with spots of rain in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz