An anticyclone lies over the South Island today meanwhile southeasterlies over the North Island gradually ease.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
High cloud, decreasing later in the day. Rain about Northland in the morning with a chance of heavy falls, easing to showers in the afternoon then clearing evening. Southeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud about the Central North Island and Manawatu, mostly sunny further west. Southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy skies with patchy rain or drizzle, cool southeasterly winds.
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, east to southeasterly winds.
Any morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, light winds.
Sunny weather with light winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning low cloud or fog possible then mostly sunny with light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz