A ridge of high pressure lies over most of New Zealand today, a southerly airflow moving around this ridge gradually eases for the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny for most. Some morning cloud and a shower or two about western Northland clearing away. South to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny, southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Morning cloud clears Wairarapa then mostly sunny. A few morning showers clear Hawkes Bay, sun gradually breaks through from afternoon. Showers lingering about Gisborne for most of the day. Fresh south to southwesterly winds ease at night.
Early cloud then sunny, light southerlies die out in the afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Sunny, afternoon east to northeasterly winds near the coast.
Mostly sunny, there may be a few areas of coastal cloud. Fiordland has mostly cloudy skies with the odd light shower or drizzle patch. Light winds tend to the west in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Northwesterly winds, tending northeast about coastal Otago in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz