An anticyclone covers New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather, meanwhile a large low in the Tasman Sea flings a front over the lower South Island overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, light winds tend southwesterly. An afternoon sea breeze develops for eastern Northland and Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, light winds tend westerly in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Areas of cloud and occasional sun, risk of a shower about Gisborne / East Cape. Light winds tend easterly in the afternoon.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, light southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, cloud about Marlborough breaks away in the afternoon. Southeasterlies tend easterly by midday for Marlborough, light winds tend northerly in the afternoon for Nelson.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, perhaps a touch of high cloud at times. Easterlies freshen.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, rain moves into South Westland in the evening becoming heavy overnight.
Southland & Otago
Any early cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds. Coastal Otago may see some cloud linger during the day.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz