A ridge hangs onto the upper North Island today while the rest of New Zealand has a northwesterly airflow. A front also affects the lower South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, risk of a late afternoon / evening isolated shower especially for inland areas where one could turn heavy. Light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some morning sun then cloud increases from afternoon, west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny weather with light northwesterly winds, right on the Hawkes Bay coastline afternoon northeasterly winds could keep temperatures a little cooler then just a bit further inland. High cloud thickens up in the afternoon about the Wairarapa.
Becoming mostly cloudy in the morning, northerlies strengthen.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud thickens up in the morning, north to northwesterly winds.
High cloud with some sun at times, light winds tend northeasterly near the coast in the afternoon. There may be a shower about South Canterbury for a time around midday.
Cloudy skies, the odd light shower or drizzle patch about. Some rain about Fiordland during the day then becoming heavy there overnight. Northerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning high cloud and some rain clearing to sunny areas after midday, a few isolated showers possible late afternoon / evening mainly in the east. Winds from the northerly quarter mostly however tending southerly in the afternoon about Southland and perhaps up the coast to Otago Peninsula.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz