A ridge brings improving weather for the South Island today while for the North Island an easterly quarter airflow delivers rain, especially in the east.
Periods of cloud and a few sunny spells, light winds tend southeaterly late afternoon. Chance of a few brief morning showers then again overnight.
Cloudy spells with brisk east to southeasterly winds developing by midday, the odd shower, mainly in the north then clearing evening.
Rain with heavy falls, easing in the evening. Brisk easterlies.
Waikato & Central North Island
Rain, heavier in eastern parts of these regions at first then easing from
late morning, brisk east to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Rain with brisk easterlies, wind easing from late evening. Heavy falls
possible at times mainly about Hawkes Bay and more so Gisborne.
Rain eases clearing early afternoon, cloud breaks in the evening. Brisk
southeasterlies ease overnight.
Western North Island
clear, cloud breaks late afternoon or evening. Brisk southeasterlies ease during
Patchy rain or drizzle, dry spells too. Breezy southeasterly winds, easing
Morning showers clear with cloud breaking late afternoon or evening, breezy
southeasterlies ease later in the day.
Morning drizzle clears, cloud breaks later in the evening. Breezy easterly
winds ease overnight.
Early drizzle clears, cloudy spells with northeasterly winds.
Sunny with southeasterly winds, morning high cloud clears.
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells. Breezy northeasterlies die out in the
Sunny after early cloud clears, light winds.
Sunny after early cloud clears, northeasterlies tend northwest later in the
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz