A large anticyclone lies in the Tasman Sea today directing a southwesterly airflow over New Zealand.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with southwesterly winds, some early morning rain about the Bay Of Plenty clears.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, southwest winds tend southeast in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Early rain clears Gisborne, mostly sunny elsewhere. Showers move into Wairarapa during the morning, Hawkes Bay in the afternoon then Gisborne by evening as southerly winds freshen.
Mostly cloudy with a few showers, mainly morning. Fresh southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Some morning sun then east to southeasterly winds freshen towards midday bringing some cloud and the risk of a shower. Winds tend northerly for a time in the afternoon about Nelson.
Cloudy areas, the odd shower possible. Fresh southwesterly winds die out overnight.
Any early cloud clears then mostly sunny, light winds perhaps tending southerly.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with the risk of a shower through till evening, some sun may break through at times from afternoon. Conditions clearing up later in the evening with southwesterlies dying out.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz