A ridge lies over the upper North Island today, northwesterlies build elsewhere further south then a cool southerly change moves onto the lower South Island this afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with west to southwesterly winds, some cloud about Northland from afternoon may bring an
isolated shower otherwise mainly dry.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, there may be some mid level cloud about Kapiti at times. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds, tending onshore in the afternoon about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne then easing evening. Northwesterlies for the Wairarapa.
Cloudy areas with blustery north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud, winds breezy from the northwest. Overnight showers develop with a southerly change.
Thickening high cloud, late evening showers as northwesterly winds change southerly.
Showers, heavy rain about Fiordland spreading into North Westland late afternoon or evening. Breezy northwesterlies.
Southland & Otago
High cloud with the odd spot of rain possible. Northerlies change southerly in the afternoon bringing showers, clearing overnight for Southland.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz