An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea directs a southwesterly airflow over New Zealand today, a weakening front slowly moves northwards over the South Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some evening cloud about western coastal fringes may bring a light shower. South to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny weather with light winds, southwesterlies for Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny for Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay, showers about Gisborne clear around midday then sun breaks through. Southwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny weather with light northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud possible, light winds.
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud at times, some lower level cloud late afternoon or evening as light winds tend southerly.
Rain about Fiordland eases in the afternoon to showers, clearing by evening. Further north expect cloudy areas, a few showers late afternoon or evening. Southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers develop early morning about Southland, clearing around midday then some sun breaks through from afternoon. Otago is dry at first, risk of a shower late morning / midday then drying out in the afternoon with some sun. West to northwest winds change southwest.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz