An anticyclone quickly pushes onto New Zealand today moving in from the west.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light southwesterly winds, cloud may be a little more frequent in the afternoon bringing the low risk of an isolated shower or two.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud with a few showers then sunny areas develop in the afternoon as southerly winds tend southeast.
Eastern North Island
Southerlies and cloud about the Wairarapa pushes northwards into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne during the morning, there is the risk of a shower with this change otherwise mainly dry. Cloud breaks away later in the evening / overnight.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, cool southerly winds die out late afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, light winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Any early showers clear then becoming sunny by midday, southwesterly winds die out tending light northeast in the afternoon.
Early showers clear North Westland, some sun breaks through in the afternoon. Mostly sunny about South Westland with cloud developing there later in the evening. Light winds.
Southland & Otago
Any morning cloud breaks away then sunny, light winds inland. Coastal westerlies ease.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz