A ridge gradually weakens over the North Island today, a northwest airflow lies over the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with light north to northwesterly winds. There may be some morning sun about Bay Of Plenty before becoming mostly cloudy by midday.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with light winds tending to the north by midday, chance of a light shower or drizzle patch at times for Taranaki and Kapiti.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with areas of high cloud gradually increasing, light afternoon northeasterlies.
Skies becoming mostly cloudy in the morning, northerly winds pick up in the afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, high cloud increases from afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northeasterly winds.
Cloudy with rain, heavy falls possible (mainly Greymouth southwards). Northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud, chance spot of rain at times, mainly evening. Light north to northeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz