A ridge of high pressure lies over the South Island today meanwhile an occluded front to the east curls into a weak area of low pressure over the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny. There could be an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about some hills / ranges otherwise looking to be a mainly dry day. Light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, showers may spill over into Manawatu and Kapiti at times spreading from the east. Southerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Heavy rain about Wairarapa eases to showers in the afternoon, winds from the southeast. Further north expect a mix of sun and cloud. Isolated showers develop about the inland ranges of Hawkes Bay / Gisborne late afternoon / evening possibly becoming heavy with thunderstorms then clearing at night. Light winds tend easterly in the afternoon.
Cloudy areas and the odd shower with southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Some morning drizzle or the odd shower for Marlborough then breaking to sunny spells in the afternoon, southeasterly winds. Nelson has a mostly sunny day with light winds tending onshore in the afternoon.
Any morning showers or drizzle patches clear (mainly coastal) then sunny areas increase, cloudy builds a little about inland areas and there may even be an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about the ranges otherwise mainly dry. East to northeasterly winds.’
A mainly sunny day with light winds, tending onshore in the afternoon near the coast.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, morning cloud about coastal Otago breaks to sunny areas. Light winds for most, east to northeast breezes about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz