A large high is covering New Zealand for the first day of spring on the meteorological calendar with a number of regions enjoying a milder than average afternoon.
Anticyclonic gloom means some western areas will again be cloudy for time, including Auckland.
But most places will be warmer than usual for this time of the year by this afternoon.
ALL OF NEW ZEALAND:
Light winds. North to NW breezes through Cook Strait area and a westerly breeze develops around the lower half of the South Island. Sunniest weather inland and to the east. A few showers in Fiordland, dry everywhere else.
Highs: 10 to 19