A strong southwesterly airflow eases over the country this morning as a ridge of high pressure pushes in from the Tasman Sea. This brings most regions some brief settled weather for a time after any morning showers clear away.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any early showers clear then sunny areas increase, breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early rain or showers clear then sunny areas increase, south to westerly winds die out by evening.
Eastern North Island
Any early showers clear, becoming mostly sunny in the morning with cool southwesterly winds dying out by evening.
Any early showers clear to sunny areas, strong Southerly winds ease from afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with southwesterly winds easing during the day, high cloud from evening.
Becoming mostly sunny in the morning after any early coastal showers clear, southwesterly winds die out in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny from morning, southwesterly winds die out around midday. Cloud increases again from evening.
Southland & Otago
A few early morning showers clear then sunny areas develop, west to southwest winds tend northeast in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz