An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to the South Island today, southeasterlies for the North Island bring rain or showers in the east. Mainly dry out west however a shower or two is still possible for some.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some cloud with the odd shower possible, mainly dry overall. Winds from the south or southeast, breezy at times.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, Taranaki may stay mainly dry. Breezy southeasterly winds, strong about the coast.
Eastern North Island
Areas of rain or showers, heavy at times for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Fresh south to southeasterly winds.
Occasional showers with brisk to strong southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy about Marlborough, there may be a light shower or two. Sunny spells for Nelson. Breezy southeasterly winds.
A mix of sun and cloud, south of Banks Peninsula expect clearer sunnier skies. Light winds tend easterly in the afternoon.
Sunny with southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with easterly quarter winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz