Two large anticyclones site either side of New Zealand today, in between a front lies down the middle and over the South Island stretching out from an area of low pressure north to the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas, sunny spells at times. There may be a brief shower or two also mainly about exposed eastern spots like Coromandel, Great Barrier Island, northern Auckland and eastern Northland etc. Easterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of mid and high level cloud with northerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny about Wairarapa although expect some high cloud, Hawkes Bay has a mix of mid and high level cloud (skies near coastal Hawkes Bay may be a bit cloudy). Cloudy skies for Gisborne with the odd shower. Northeasterly winds.
Morning mid level cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
A mostly cloudy day, the odd shower or drizzle patch for Nelson. Northerly winds.
A cloudy day, some drizzle or the odd shower north of about the Rakaia River from late morning. Cool southwesterly winds.
Dry for South Westland with sunny areas and some high cloud, further north expect some rain, possibly heavy about Buller. Light winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, coastal Otago could see a morning shower or drizzle patch. Light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz