A westerly airflow lies over the North Island today while a northwest airflow strengthens over the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy (although some sun possible about Northland), risk of a shower especially about the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty otherwise mainly dry. Brisk Westerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain, easing to a few showers in the afternoon which clear evening. Breezy to brisk westerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Thick high cloud with a few areas of rain, drying out in the afternoon with some sun gradually breaking through as northwesterly winds change southwest. Rain may take a little longer to clear about Gisborne.
Some morning rain then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny with light winds, north to northwesterly winds pick up from afternoon and high cloud increases in the evening.
Mainly sunny with high cloud increasing later in the day, chance spot of rain overnight. North to northeasterly winds from afternoon.
Early rain clears to sunny spell, southwesterlies ease. Further showers move in late afternoon turning to rain in the evening as northwesterlies freshen.
Southland & Otago
Any early showers clear then expect sunny areas and thickening high cloud, a few spots of rain possible in the evening. North to northwesterly winds freshen.Highs: 22-26
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz