An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to a majority of New Zealand today, a front about the far south brings some rain in the west and the risk of a shower about parts of Southland / Otago.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, a touch of high cloud. Southwesterly winds. Light northerlies in the afternoon for the Bay Of Plenty. Warmest temperatures in the afternoon for inland Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Light winds tend to the west by midday.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, some high cloud possible. Light winds tend southerly for a time then swing to the east or southeast in the afternoon.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, Northerlies tend Southerly around midday.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, afternoon east to northeast winds for Marlborough. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds.
Mostly cloudy, some rain for South Westland, only the risk of a shower further north. Sun breaks through at times for Buller with high cloud. Winds from the north or northeast, light winds Greymouth northwards.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy for Southland and coastal Otago, southwest winds tend easterly in the afternoon bringing the risk of a shower. Central Otago has a few sunny areas break through from afternoon, mostly cloudy for the main part, the odd spit possible from afternoon otherwise mainly dry. North to northwest winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz