A ridge loses its control over the South Island today meaning an end to the severe frosty conditions that have been experienced overnight recently. Meanwhile the North Island sits under a southwesterly airflow.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and some cloud with breezy to brisk southwesterly winds, winds not as strong inland. Cloud a little more frequent about Northland and Auckland during the day.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some cloud with light winds, southwesterlies pick up in the afternoon for coastal areas.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas increase from morning, southwesterly breezes die away in the evening.
Sunny areas and some cloud with southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds, a frosty start.
Mainly sunny with a little high cloud after a frosty start, light winds.
Sunny areas and some cloud, light winds. Chance of a coastal shower or two also otherwise mainly dry. Rain moves into South Westland overnight as northwesterlies build there.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud after a frosty start, a few spots of rain possible overnight about Southland and Central Otago. Northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz