A strong northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island and parts of the lower North Island today, lighter winds further north. A familiar pattern over New Zealand with cloudier skies in the west and sunny hot weather out east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Fairly cloudy with the chance of a shower in the morning, mainly out west. Sunny areas break through in the afternoon. Light north to northwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud with the chance of a shower, afternoon sunny areas. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mainly sunny with light winds.
Cloudy areas with Nor’West winds, becoming strong and gusty from afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds picking up in the afternoon. Hot temperatures for Marlborough however relatively a little cooler for Nelson as winds are more of an onshore northerly, still great weather though.
Hot with Nor’West winds picking up in the afternoon, strong about inland areas. Mostly sunny with high cloud later in the day.
Fairly cloudy with the chance of the odd shower, heavy rain moves into South Westland overnight. Northerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud with gusty northwesterly winds, overnight rain.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz