The weather is going downhill today in the South Island but the increased wind flow will also boost daytime highs in the east of both islands, especially the North Island.
Warm northerly winds for most regions (or at least northerly quarter). A few showers in the north, like Bay of Plenty, may be an isolated shower in Northland and Waikato. Otherwise dry across the island and hottest inland to the south and east (Hawke’s Bay, inland Manawatu etc).
Highs: 22 to 31
Showers turns to rain on the West Coast with heavy falls moving up from the south later in the day. Possible thunderstorms too. Light showers or drizzle around Nelson and Marlborough caught up in the sub-tropical northerly flow. Dry and warm elsewhere with sunny spells and varying cloud spilling over/spreading from the west.
Highs: 18 to 26