A cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning showers clear Auckland then sunny areas increase, showers not clearing Northland till evening. Overnight a few showers move into western areas again. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty sees a mix of sun and cloud with mainly dry conditions. Southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and the odd shower, long dry spells too. Light winds tend westerly in the afternoon. Breezy afternoon southwesterlies for Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Morning showers clear then sunny areas increase, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. Breezy southwesterlies ease later in the day.
Morning showers clear then sunny areas increase, fresh southerlies ease.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds tending southwest.
Morning showers clear (mainly about Christchurch / Banks Peninsula) then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies elsewhere from morning. Cool southwest winds die out in the evening.
Sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, a few showers about Fiordland from afternoon spreading northwards overnight. Light winds tend west to southwest in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy with occasional showers about Southland. Otago sees a few morning showers then clearing, sunny spells break through from afternoon. There is the chance of a shower or two lingering about Otago through till evening, mainly about the coast. West to southwest winds tend northwest later in the day.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz