A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, a front passes off to the east of the South Island during the morning and another moves northwards over the North Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, a few showers pass through in the afternoon. Westerly winds tend a little more southwest after midday.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, clearing by evening. Some sun breaks through from afternoon. Northwesterlies tend fresh westerly by midday.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with northwesterlies tending breezy westerly early afternoon.
Morning cloud may bring a shower then mostly sunny from afternoon as breezy northwesterly winds tend westerly.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with westerly winds, some cloud at times about Nelson.
Morning cloud bring the chance of a shower or spot of rain then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, light winds tend southwesterly for a time.
Early rain eases to showers and increasing sunny spells, southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas for Southland with the odd spot of rain, Otago is mostly sunny after any early spots of rain clear. Northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz