An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea pushes a little closer to New Zealand today meaning slightly more settled weather. Still, temperatures will be fairly cool in the far south of the country and the general windflow will still be from the south or southwest.
Auckland & Northland
Sunny spells with brisk southwesterlies, perhaps strong even for a time in the afternoon for Auckland. Winds ease later in the evening. For Northland there is the chance of a clearing morning shower or two.
Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with southwesterly breezes, brisk for a time in the afternoon
then easing again later in the evening.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with westerly winds at first, winds becoming light in the
afternoon then tending easterly by evening.
Western North Island
Sunny spells with westerly breezes. Brisk southwesterlies about northern
Taranaki with mostly sunny weather, winds easing there overnight.
Mostly sunny with westerly breezes, winds become light in the afternoon
perhaps tending southeasterly.
Mostly sunny with west to southwest breezes.
Mostly sunny with westerly breezes, winds may tend easterly right on the
coast in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny in the morning with light winds, southerlies around midday
bring some cloud and the chance of a shower or two otherwise mainly dry.
Southerlies die out later in the evening.
Cloudy spells with the odd shower, easing during the afternoon and mostly
clearing by evening however the odd one may persist about Buller. Cool
A few morning showers, mainly south of about Dunedin clearing. Sunny spells
otherwise with strong southwesterly winds easing in the evening and dying out
Morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny by midday, southwesterly
winds die out in the evening.
Showers ease clearing around midday, sunny spells increase from afternoon.
Brisk southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz