A large anticyclone centred just north of the North Island casts a ridge of high pressure over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled conditions.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light west to southwesterly winds, winds tend northerly in the afternoon about eastern Northland and the Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud with northwesterly winds, cloud may be a bit thicker in the morning.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds then afternoon east to northeast winds.
Mostly sunny with northerly winds increasing, gusty from evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon north to northeasterly winds.
Sunny with afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Sunny areas and some cloud at times, light northeasterlies tend northwest in the afternoon. Warmest afternoon temperatures about inland Buller.
Southland & Otago
Sunny with northwesterly winds for most, afternoon east to northeast breezes about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz