A ridge lies over the North Island today while a northerly airflow increases over the South Island. Rain starts to move onto the West Coat of the South Island, with some high cloud developing elsewhere.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, though there is the chance of a light shower about exposed eastern regions (Coromandel, Great Barrier Island, eastern Northland). Light east to southeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing in the afternoon, north to northeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy areas about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne with light east to southeasterly winds. Wairarapa is looking mainly sunny with high cloud from late afternoon.
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, breezy northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, north to northwesterly winds pick up in the afternoon.
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, north to northeasterly winds increase later in the day.
Cloudy with showers south of the glaciers turning to rain in the afternoon Rain spreads northwards later in the evening or overnight. Northeasterly winds increase.
Southland & Otago
Plenty of high cloud and some sun at times. A few spots of rain later in the evening. Northeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz