A mainly high pressure day for New Zealand as we head towards the end of the working week, generally settled but there may be a few areas of morning low cloud. A chance of isolated showers late afternoon / evening about the upper North Island and lower South Island some of which may be heavy.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud after any early fog clears away, isolated showers late afternoon / evening possibly heavy with thunderstorms mainly about inland areas. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas. Cloud builds again after midday with isolated showers late afternoon / evening, mainly inland then clearing later on. A few showers may become heavy with thunderstorms. Light winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with any morning cloud breaking away, afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Any early low cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, light winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with afternoon north to northeasterly winds.
Morning cloud or fog breaks to afternoon sunny areas, southwesterly winds tend east to northeast after midday.
Mostly sunny with west to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas, late afternoon / evening isolated showers develop possibly heavy with thunderstorms then clearing away. West to northwesterly winds develop around midday for most although winds tend northeast about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz