An anticyclone is centred west of the North Island in the Tasman Sea today while a west to southwesterly airflow covers New Zealand.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny weather with southwesterly winds, a little breezy during the afternoon then easing later in the evening. Winds may tend light northerly in the afternoon for the Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mainly sunny with westerly winds, breezy during the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon east to northeasterly winds (sea breeze).
Sunny with northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon north to northeasterly winds.
Sunny with east to northeasterly winds along the coast, warmer northwesterlies inland with warmer termperatures.
A mix of sun and cloud, westerly winds. Cloud thickens later in the evening about Fiordland with showers there overnight.
Southland & Otago
Mainly sunny with north to northwesterly winds, a chance winds may tend northeast in the afternoon right on the coast (Coastal Otago).
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz