A ridge lies over the North Island today slowly slipping away to the northeast while a northwesterly airflow builds over the rest of the country.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud with light north to northeasterly breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, light winds tend north to northwest in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Morning cloud with the chance of a shower then breaking to mostly sunny weather, light winds tend northeasterly in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy with northwesterly winds, picking up towards evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some increasing high cloud, light winds tend north to northwesterly in the afternoon.
Plenty of high cloud, a few spots of rain may spread from the west during the afternoon. North to northeasterly winds.
Cloudy with showers, rain moves into South Westland during the afternoon becoming heavy overnight. Northeasterly winds pick up from afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Showers, clearing overnight. Coastal Otago may be dry during the morning. North to northeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz