A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today, a front moves onto the western South Island from afternoon then the western North Island overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, the odd shower. The Bay Of Plenty is mainly dry. Rain moves into Northland overnight. Westerlies tend northwest in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower. Northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, north to northwesterly winds.
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, breezy northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, light winds from the westerly quarter.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northeasterly winds.
Cloudy with occasional showers, rain for South Westland, especially Fiordland where it may be heavy. Northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy for Southland. Otago has sunny areas and high cloud. A few spots of rain possible about western central Otago and Southland in the evening. North to northeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz