An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea shunts over New Zealand today bringing in mainly settled conditions but it will still be a little cool for some especially in the east as a southwest airflow dies away.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny for Waikato and Bay Of Plenty. A few morning showers about Auckland clear, showers not clearing Northland till afternoon then sunny spells develop. Southeasterlies about Waikato and Bay Of Plenty, tending southwest for Auckland and Northland.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny, light southeasterly winds, perhaps tending more south to southwest in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Showers, clearing early afternoon then sunny spells increase. Southerlies die out in the evening.
Any morning showers clear then expect some sun, southerlies gradually ease.
Marlborough & Nelson
A mix of sun and cloud, south to southeast winds die out in the evening. Winds tend northerly in the afternoon for Nelson.
Morning cloud with the risk of a shower then sunny areas break through, southwest winds tend northeast in the afternoon.
A mix of sun and cloud with light winds tending westerly in the afternoon, a shower or two possible at times midday onwards Hokitika northwards.
Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather with some high cloud, light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz