A ridge slowly loses its grip on the North Island today while northeasterlies increase elsewhere. Heavy rain for the South Island’s West Coast overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with some high cloud, light northerlies. Cloud increases later in the day.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, cloud moves into Taranaki from afternoon then further south in the evening. Light northerly winds.
Eastern North Island
A mainly sunny day with light winds tending northeasterly in the afternoon, cloud increases overnight.
Sunny areas with northerly winds, cloud thickens later.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, northerly winds. Nelson sees areas of cloud increase from morning, late evening patchy showers.
Sunny areas and some increasing high cloud, northeasterly winds.
Mostly cloudy with patchy showers, rain moves in during the evening with heavy falls overnight mainly about South Westland.
Southland & Otago
Plenty of high cloud with northeasterly winds, the odd spot of rain possible mainly morning.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz