An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to most of New Zealand today however Tropical Cyclone Hola is moving south from the tropics which brings thickening high cloud to much of the upper North Island. Heavy rain and gales possible for some parts of Northland overnight.
Upper North Island
Thickening high cloud with east to southeasterly winds, the odd light shower affects eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel during the day and this risk increases towards evening. Overnight rain moves into these areas especially most of Northland with strong southeasterlies.
Lower North Island
Mostly sunny in the west and south with some developing high cloud, winds are light. Hawkes Bay and Gisborne are a bit cloudier with the risk of a light shower or two.
Upper South Island
A sunny day with light winds for most however east to northeast winds becoming quite fresh along the east coast this afternoon.
Lower South Island
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, northeasterlies about coastal Otago and west to northwest winds elsewhere.