A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, fairly settled for the most part however a front does push northwards over the South Island but it will quickly weaken as it does so.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Chance of a few morning fog patches, a mix of sun and cloud otherwise with southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud, may be a light shower then breaking to sunny spells. Westerly winds.
Eastern North Island
A mostly sunny day, some morning high cloud breaks away. Light winds may tend onshore in the afternoon about coastal Hawkes Bay / Gisborne.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, some morning high cloud breaks away. Northwesterly winds for Marlborough, west to southwest winds in Nelson.
Mostly sunny, morning high cloud breaks away. Northwesterly winds die away in the evening.
Heavy rain about Fiordland spreads northwards during Saturday with a southwest change, this rain will weaken however to only a brief period of moderate rain by the time this front reaches Greymouth mid afternoon. The odd shower before this front moves northwards with mostly cloudy skies.
Southland & Otago
Early rain about Southland then easing to showers and sunny spells, brisk westerlies. Otago has morning high cloud break to sunny spells, risk of a shower or two otherwise mainly dry with breezy westerlies tending to the southwest in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz