A north to northwesterly airflow increases over New Zealand today while a slim ridge of high pressure holds on to some of the upper North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas, northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with north to northwest winds, a few afternoon sunny areas possible for the Central North Island.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northwesterly winds brisk at times about southern Wairarapa.
Cloudy with brisk northwesterlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud. North to northwesterly winds spring up around midday, becoming breezy in the afternoon about Marlborough.
Plenty of high cloud with northerly quarter winds after any morning low cloud breaks away, a few spots of rain possible about South Cantebrury late afternoon.
Cloudy with rain about Fiordland, moving north during the day reaching North Westland late afternoon or evening. Northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud in the morning with a few spells of rain, sunny areas break through in the afternoon. Coastal Otago doesn’t see areas of rain till afternoon then clearing in the evening. North to northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz