A ridge brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, northerlies start to build over the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny about Waikato, Bay Of Plenty and eastern parts of Auckland / Northland. Some cloud about western Northland / Auckland. Light winds for most then tending west to southwest in the afternoon, afternoon northerlies for Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mostly sunny morning, some cloud about coastal fringes pushes inland a little during the afternoon then into most places during the evening. Light winds tend northwesterly after midday.
Eastern North Island
Sunny weather, a few morning showers clear Gisborne. Light winds then afternoon east to northeast winds.
Some morning sun then becoming mostly cloud in the afternoon, northerly winds increase becoming gusty later in the day.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
Sunny with light east to northeast winds.
Mostly cloudy, some sun may break through in the afternoon about North Westland. A few drizzle patches for Fiordland. Light winds tend to the north or northeast from afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, mainly later in the day. Light northerlies for most, northeasterlies about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz