An anticyclone centred to the southeast of New Zealand today directs an easterly quarter airflow over the country.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some morning cloud about the Waikato then breaking. A light shower or two for Northland, especially in the east. Light winds, afternoon sea breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mainly sunny weather, some high cloud. Cloud builds in the afternoon about inland hills / ranges. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
A chance of morning drizzle or a shower, some sun may break through in the afternoon. Cloudy all day about Gisborne with a light shower or two. East to southeasterly winds.
Sunny and cloudy areas, light easterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, easterly winds for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud. Chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about inland hills or ranges then clearing later on. East to northeasterly winds.
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, there may be an isolated shower about the ranges of Buller late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. Light winds tend westerly in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Morning cloud or fog breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud. Light winds for most, afternoon northeasterlies about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz