A large anticyclone is centred to the northwest of the North Island today in the Tasman Sea meanwhile a west to northwesterly airflow builds over the country.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any morning cloud breaks away then expect mostly sunny weather with some high cloud, west to southwesterly winds become breezy in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning mid level cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeast winds tend northwest later in the evening.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northerly winds pick up from afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud, northwesterlies pick up in the afternoon for Marlborough. Morning southwesterlies for Nelson, tending northerly in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny with developing high cloud, breezy northeasterly winds tend northwest in the evening.
Skies becoming cloudy in the morning about Fiordland with the odd light shower moving in, sunny spells further north. Showers about Fiordland turning to rain in the evening then becoming heavy, the odd light shower moves further northwards at this time. Northerly winds develop.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, spots of rain develop later in the evening / overnight. Northwesterlies pick up from afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz