A weak low pressure system lies to the west of the North Island today, expect a light north to northwesterly airflow over New Zealand.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of mid and high level cloud, rain spreads into Northland from the west later in the evening, a few showers reach Auckland overnight. Late afternoon / evening isolated showers possible about the Waikato. Northerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some cloud, isolated showers possible late afternoon / evening about inland areas then clearing overnight. A chance showers could be heavy with a risk of thunderstorms. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and some high cloud, light northeasterly winds from midday.
Cloud breaks to a few sunny areas in the afternoon, breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud for Marlborough, northwesterly winds. Nelson and the Sounds has a mostly cloudy day although some sun breaks through for at time in the afternoon, northerly winds.
Mostly sunny with morning high cloud clearing away, north to northwesterly winds change southerly overnight.
Cloudy about South Westland with patchy rain, sunny spells further north. Northeasterly winds. A few showers may move into North Westland later in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas about Southland with the odd shower, clearing in the evening. Westerly winds. Otago has a mix of sun and cloud with warm temperatures, northwesterly winds, changing southerly about the coast late afternoon / evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz