A high sits out to the west of the North Island today while a strong west to northwesterly airflow lies over most of New Zealand. Fairly dry apart from South Westland and perhaps Southland later in the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mainly sunny with West to Sou’Westerly winds, a little breezy in the afternoon. Some cloud possible mainly this morning.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with west to northwesterly winds, breezy during the afternoon hours.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds, perhaps briefly tending southwest in the afternoon near the coast.
Mostly sunny with brisk Nor’Westerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with west to northwesterly winds.
Sunny with northwesterly winds, fairly strong especially in the afternoon for inland areas. Near the coast winds may be light to start in the morning.
Cloudy areas with westerly winds, chance of a light shower or two about mainly for South Westland.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, a few clouds about Southland with chance of a spit or two also mainly later in the evening. Winds strong to gale force from the northwest although not picking up till afternoon about the Otago coast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz