A ridge moves over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled conditions to the South Island, while the North Island sees a few morning showers clear then sunny areas increase with southwesterly winds easing.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few morning showers clear then sunny spells develop, gusty southwesterly winds ease.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early showers clear then becoming mostly sunny, southerlies tend westerly in the afternoon. Some evening cloud.
Eastern North Island
Any early showers clear then cloud breaks to sunny spells around midday, southwesterly winds die out by evening.
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, southerly winds die out in the afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early cloud clears to mainly sunny weather, some high cloud builds from afternoon. Light winds.
Mostly sunny with light southwest winds tending east to northeast in the afternoon. Evening high cloud.
A mainly sunny day with light winds, cloud builds from evening then some rain moves in overnight.
Southland & Otago
Some morning sun possible about Southland then becoming mostly cloudy by midday, with a few showers late afternoon / evening. Elsewhere it’s mainly sunny with some evening cloud. Light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz