A large anticyclone to the east of New Zealand directs a northeasterly airflow over the country.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy periods with a shower or two, northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Taranaki has mostly cloudy skies with a shower or two at times, northeasterly winds. Sunny spells elsewhere with light northerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with northeasterly winds, some high cloud.
Mostly cloudy, northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Thick high cloud, rain spreads into Nelson and the Sounds (mainly in the west) around midday with a few spots possibly moving into eastern coastal parts of Marlborough at times from afternoon also. Light north to northwesterly winds.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, light northeasterly winds.
Cloudy with showers or rain for South Westland, a bit drier further north then rain pushes into North Westland by evening. Rain may be heavy late evening / overnight. Northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Some morning sun then expect increasing high cloud, chance spot of rain from afternoon about Southland and Central Otago otherwise mainly dry. Light north to northeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz