A ridge lies over the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
The odd light shower turning to rain in the afternoon about Northland, spreading southwards later in the evening / overnight.Rain may be heavy about Northland from evening. Sunny areas and increasing cloud before rain moves in. East to southeasterly winds freshen.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny with some high cloud later in the day, easterly winds. Winds may tend westerly in the afternoon about northern Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with the odd drizzle patch, drying out in the afternoon for the Wairarapa with some sun breaking through. East to northeasterly winds.
A mix of sun and cloud with easterly quarter winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny weather with afternoon easterlies for Marlborough, winds tend northerly in the afternoon about Nelson.
Sunny with light winds in the morning then afternoon east to northeast breezes.
Sunny with light winds tending westerly in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
A mainly sunny day with light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz