A ridge of high pressure lies over the upper North Island today while the rest of the country is covered in a northwesterly airflow.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon Sea Breezes. A chance of low cloud or fog morning and night about inland areas.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas after morning cloud breaks up a little, mostly sunny by afternoon about Tarakani and the Central North Island. West to northwesterly breezes.
Eastern North Island
A sunny day with light winds, afternoon east to northeast breezes near the coast.
Mostly sunny, winds brisk from the North.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, breezy west to northwesterly winds (more northerly about Nelson in the afternoon). Hot!
Thick high cloud with northwesterly winds, gusty inland at first. A change to southerlies in the afternoon brings lower level cloud. There may be a patchy evening shower about South Canterbury for a time before clearing.
Cloudy with spells of rain, rain mainly about Greymouth southwards then easing in the evening. West to northwest winds.
Southland & Otago
Early rain eases then expect the odd shower with cool southwesterly winds, a few spells of rain may move back through in the evening as winds tend more northerly.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz