A ridge lies over the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow sits over the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, cloud may be a little more persistent about western Northland with the chance of a shower or two. South to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with south to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Patchy showers or drizzle, clearing Hawkes Bay in the morning but hanging around Gisborne for much of the day. Sunny areas from morning about the Wairarapa and a few breaking through in the afternoon for Hawkes Bay. Southerly winds.
Mostly sunny with gentle southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, afternoon east to northeast winds.
Mostly sunny with light winds tending southerly in the afternoon for a time, cloud a little more frequent south of Banks Peninsula.
Mostly sunny with light winds.
Southland & Otago
Any early showers clear then expect sunny areas with gentle westerly winds. Winds tend light easterly in the afternoon about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz