A moderate southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a large anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Early cloud then mostly sunny, southwesterly winds. Winds may tend northerly in the afternoon for the Bay Of Plenty (a sea breeze).
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, there may be some high cloud. West to southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Eastern North Island
Morning cloud with the risk of a shower then mostly sunny with some high cloud, south to southwesterly winds die out later in the day.
Some morning mid level cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather and some high cloud, southerlies tend northerly around midday.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. North to northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Light afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny weather, any morning cloud clears. Afternoon westerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud. West to northwesterly winds, generally light.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz