A powerful high pressure zone lies just west of NZ over the eastern Tasman Sea and this means a light southerly quarter air flow will move up the country.
Winds will mainly be south, south west and south east, although a few places may have westerlies. Winds will be light in most places too, although a bit breezier in some exposed parts of the south and east coasts of both main islands.
A couple of showers are possible in the south west corner of the South Island and at the opposite end of the country, in the north east corner of the North Island.
After a cold start for some places this morning, a fairly mild afternoon is on the way.
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