A large anticyclone with its centre just east of the South Island directs an easterly quarter airflow over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, a shower or two about Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and Northland (especially in the east). East to southeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny after any morning cloud clears, southeasterly winds. Afternoon westerlies possible for northern Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with a shower or two, more so about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. East to southeasterly winds.
Sunny spells with southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, east to northeasterly winds.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, breezy easterlies.
Mostly sunny for North Westland, South Westland is a bit cloudier with a shower or two. Light winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny with light winds for most, east to northeasterly winds freshen up in the afternoon about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz