A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front pushing over the South Island from afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, light winds tend northerly in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with north to northwesterly winds, may be a light shower or two mainly about northern Taranaki and Kapiti.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, coastal northeasterly winds about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne from midday, northwesterlies elsewhere.
Mostly cloudy, a few showers from late evening or overnight. Gusty north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud thickens up in the morning for Marlborough, lowering evening about Nelson with showers moving in. North to northwesterly winds.
Thick high cloud, north to northeasterly winds increase.
Rain with heavy falls possible from afternoon, increasing north to northeasterly winds. Rain eases overnight.
Southland & Otago
Plenty of high cloud, may be a few spots of rain from afternoon. North to north-easterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz