A northwesterly airflow lies over most of the country today with a large anticyclone passing over the upper North Island. A cold front moves onto the lower South Island this evening / overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas, some sun breaks through at times. Chance of a shower, mainly out west. Dry otherwise especially about Bay Of Plenty. Southwesterlies tend westerly by evening.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower mainly about Taranaki and Kapiti, west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny, any morning cloud clears. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, some high cloud later in the day. West to northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, evening rain moves into the high country. Northwesterly winds.
Cloudy with showers, some rain from afternoon. Northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, evening rain moves into Southland as northwesterlies change southwest. Rain pushes into Otago around midnight, rain eases overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz