A ridge of high pressure spreads onto the South Island today, southerlies further north.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny for most, some morning cloud with the risk of a shower about western Northland then clearing away. Southerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny spells in the east towards the ranges, risk of a shower or two otherwise mainly dry. In the west nearer the coast expect mostly sunny weather. South to southeasterly winds die out later in the day.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy areas with the odd shower throughout the day, fresh south to southwesterly winds ease later in the evening.
Cloudy areas, risk of a shower or two. Gusty southerlies ease in the evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with southerly winds, winds may tend onshore for a time in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny, morning showers out on Banks Peninsula clear away. Southwesterly winds tend northeast in the afternoon.
Sunny with southeasterlies dying out during the morning, a few showers push into southern Fiordland during the day with westerlies.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas for Southland, a few morning showers then sun a little more frequent from afternoon as northwesterly winds tend westerly. Otago is mostly sunny with northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz