A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a large high centred to the northwest of the North Island. Meanwhile a front pushes northwards over the South Island during the day, weakening as it moves north.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, cloud about the Waikato may be thicker. West to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, the odd light shower possible otherwise mainly dry. West to northwesterly winds, gusty about the south Taranaki and Kapiti coastlines.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud. West to northwesterly winds, gusty about the Wairarapa.
Cloudy areas with gusty north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northwesterly winds gusty at times for inland areas.
Cloudy with patchy light rain, heavy rain moves through Fiordland in the morning then easing a little and pushing northwards during the afternoon / evening. Northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning rain (mainly inland and about Southland) clears then expect mostly sunny weather with west to northwest winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz