An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to the North Island today with a weakening front pushing northwards over the South Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light winds, afternoon sea breezes. Northland may see a light shower or two in the east this morning, then the risk of an isolated shower in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny however some cloud about Manawatu and Kapiti may bring a few light morning showers.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds, northwesterlies about Wairarapa. Light afternoon east to northeast winds about coastal Hawkes Bay / Gisborne.
Sunny spells, breezy northwesterly winds change southerly late evening or overnight with cloud thickening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with breezy afternoon north to northwesterly winds, overnight southerlies bring some cloud.
Sunny, light northwesterlies change southerly in the evening with some cloud. Chance overnight drizzle.
Mostly cloudy with the odd light shower. Rain about Fiordland with heavy falls, spreading northwards and easing to about Hokitika by evening.
Southland & Otago
Rain then the odd shower and sunny spells from afternoon, northwesterlies change southwest in the morning about Southland and afternoon for Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz