A low sits in the Tasman Sea today while a large high is centred just to the northeast of New Zealand. In between lies a front which sits over northwestern parts of the South Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells. Chance of a light shower or two about otherwise mainly dry. Light northerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower possible, more so about Taranaki. Long dry spells too. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mainly sunny with light northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy with north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud thickens in the morning, a few spots of rain possible about Nelson from afternoon then Marlborough in the evening. Light northwesterly winds.
Mainly sunny with a touch of high cloud possible, light winds.
Morning showers clear then cloud breaks to sunny spells in the afternoon, northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny after any early cloud clears away, light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz