A large anticyclone lies to the east of New Zealand today casting a ridge of high pressure back over the North Island, northwesterlies build over the South Island with a front moving into Fiordland / Southland this evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, there may be some low cloud or fog early morning then again overnight for some inland areas. Light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some morning cloud then mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds, afternoon east to northeast winds for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Wairarapa sees north to northwesterly winds all day long.
Sunny spells, increasing north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, north to northwesterly winds pick up after midday.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy, areas of rain for South Westland becoming heavy late afternoon. The odd shower for North Westland from afternoon then some rain overnight.
Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud, the odd spot of rain (mainly morning) then more persistent rain develops evening for Southland due to a front as northwest winds change westerly. Only a few spots of rain or showers moves through Otago overnight as this front moves through.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz