A large anticyclone in the Tasman Sea drags a west to southwesterly airflow over New Zealand today, conditions are mainly settled although a front about the far south may bring a few spots of rain.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud possible, southwesterly winds become breezy in the afternoon especially about Auckland.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any morning cloud clears then mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds tend westerly in the afternoon. Southwesterlies freshen up a bit about coastal Taranaki in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, afternoon easterly winds.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds tend north to northeast in the afternoon.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds for most however winds are light about the foothills.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, the odd shower possible about southern Fiordland. West to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
High cloud with the odd spot of rain possible, west to northwesterly winds for most tending east to northeast about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz