A front moves northwards over the South Island today weakening as it goes, a strong northwesterly airflow ahead of the front then changing to the south or southwest in behind.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of cloud and some sun, cloud thicker this morning in general with sunny spells a little more frequent after midday. West to Southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, more so from afternoon. West to northwesterly winds pick up after midday becoming gusty at times.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds a little breezy at times. Hot!
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, northwesterly winds strengthen gusting to gale at times from afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, brisk to strong northwesterlies from afternoon.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, gusty northwesterlies (strong to gale at times especially inland) tend southerly this evening.
The odd light shower, rain this morning about South Westland pushes further north during the afternoon. Rain may be heavy for a time then clearing as northwesterly winds change southwest.
Southland & Otago
A few morning showers then cloud breaks to some sun around midday as northwesterly winds change strong to gale WSW.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz