A low centred to the west draws an east to southeasterly airflow over the North Island today, a ridge brings some settled weather to the South Island although expect plenty of cloud especially morning.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of rain, may be a heavy fall for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay Of Plenty. Rain eases in the evening. Easterly winds, breezy for Auckland.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with rain about Taranaki and perhaps the Central North Island, the Manawatu (especially Palmerston north southwards) has a mainly dry day. East to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy, the odd light shower for Hawkes Bay, rain for Gisborne especially further north about East Cape. Easterly winds.
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloud breaks to sunny spells from afternoon for Marlborough, Nelson may become mostly sunny in the afternoon. East to southeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny, morning cloud Banks Peninsula northwards then mostly sunny. Light winds then afternoon northeasterly winds.
Sunny with light winds, tending onshore in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud about Southland, late evening or overnight showers. Westerlies. Otago has a mainly sunny day, light winds, tending northeast about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz