A large anticyclone lies to the east of the North Island today while a northerly airflow increases over the country, a front moves onto the lower South Island late afternoon / evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
May be some morning low cloud or fog then mostly sunny, cloud builds a little in the afternoon bringing the risk of an isolated shower otherwise mainly dry. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some cloud about Taranaki and Kapiti, cloud thickens elsewhere during the afternoon bringing the chance of a light shower. North to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Morning cloud clears then sunny with light northeasterly winds, winds tend more northerly about Wairarapa.
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, north to northwest winds increase also.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with some high cloud later in the day, areas of mid level cloud about Nelson and the Sounds during the day. North to northwesterly winds increases.
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, north to northeasterly winds near the coast. Winds tend more northwest inland.
Mostly cloudy, patchy drizzle or showers about South Westland spread northwards in the evening. Heavy rain moves into Fiordland in the evening. Northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, late evening spots of rain for Southland. North to Norâ€™West winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz