A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a front within this flow pushes northwards over the South Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas, high cloud increases from afternoon for most of these regions. Skies becoming a little cloudier during the morning about the Waikato with the risk of an overnight shower. Northwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the risk of a shower, mainly later in the day. West to northwesterly winds, breezy for coastal areas.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, afternoon northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy, chance of an afternoon shower otherwise mainly dry. Gusty northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Plenty of high cloud, chance spot of rain late afternoon otherwise mainly dry. North to northwesterly winds.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, light northwesterly winds change southerly for a brief time in the evening. Overnight cloud thickens with a shower or two.
Rain about South Westland, a few showers further north. Rain pushes into North Westland during the morning then easing in the afternoon as northerlies change southwest.
Southland & Otago
A westerly change in the morning about Southland brings cloudy periods and the odd shower. Otago sees a mix of sun and cloud as light northerlies change southwest in the afternoon. Chance of an evening shower.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz