An anticyclone spreads out over New Zealand today however just before it does a front races northwards over the South Island this morning. This front will weaken as it moves northwards, moving onto the lower North Island around midday.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower or two in the morning, cloud gradually breaking away from afternoon then mainly clear skies by evening. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly sunny day. Breezy southwesterly winds die away later in the day.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some morning cloud then breaking to mostly sunny weather in the afternoon as southeasterly winds freshen.
Eastern North Island
A mostly sunny morning then southerlies pick up around midday bringing cloudy areas, breaking away in the evening with winds easing.
High cloud then cloudy areas move in late morning as southerly winds freshen, sun breaking through again from mid afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Some morning high cloud then mostly sunny, afternoon easterlies for Marlborough. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
A few morning showers then sunny spells increase from afternoon. Southwesterly winds tend northeast in the evening.
A few light morning showers clear, sunny spells develop in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds die out by evening. A warm afternoon about inland Buller.
Southland & Otago
Early showers clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, light south to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz