A ridge lies over most of New Zealand today stretching out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea, a southerly airflow for the North Island especially in the east eases during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mainly sunny day with light southerly winds. Some morning cloud about Northland brings the chance of a shower then mainly sunny from afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mainly sunny with south to southwesterly winds, some cloud especially in the morning about the ranges to the west.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with a few showers, clearing in the evening for most although continuing overnight about Gisborne. Breezy cool southwesterly winds.
Cloudy periods, chance of a shower. Southerly winds die out in the evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny with light winds.
A cloudy morning for Canterbury then sunny spells increase from afternoon, southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Sunny with light winds.
Southland & Otago
Chance of a morning shower then sunny spells break through in the afternoon, Central Otago has sunnier weather for much of the day. Westerly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz