A large anticyclone centred to the southeast of the South Island spreads a ridge over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light easterly quarter winds. Some cloud about Coromandel, northern Auckland and Northland brings the odd shower.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, any morning low cloud or fog clears. Light winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy, the odd shower or drizzle patch (mainly morning). Light southerlies tend easterly in the afternoon.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, may be a touch of high cloud. Light easterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any morning cloud clears then mostly sunny, light winds tending onshore in the afternoon (easterly for Marlborough, northerly for Nelson).
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds becoming fresh this afternoon.
A mix of sun and cloud with light north to northwesterly winds, morning low cloud or fog possible about some inland valleys.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and some high cloud, morning low cloud or fog possible. Light east to northeasterly winds. Coastal Otago has the coolest day time highs with a mostly cloudy start then a few afternoon sunny spells, winds breezy from the ENE.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz