Northland today could see a shower or two but sunshine should prevail during Waitangi Day with just a few cloudy areas too.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 20s with winds not too strong coming in from the east.
Elsewhere around the North Island on this public holiday, dry, settled conditions are expected with nor’ westers starting to increase in some southern and western areas.
The mainland today should see high temperatures in north, central and eastern areas as winds pick up from the nor’ west direction and the fohn wind adds a few degrees, as it descends on the lee side of the alps.
Cloud should build along the West Coast and in the far south and then late in the day, a cooler sou’ west change will bring some showers to the far south and then further east in Otago, as it darts up the coastline.
For boaties, winds are expected to build on the water from the NW direction from central areas south and gusy conditions too, increasing swells and making conditions quite choppy. Further north, the breezes are relatively gentle and sea conditions considerably quiter than their southern counterparts.
Back on land and the main centres
Auckland: Partly cloudy with gentle breezes Max 25 – 28
Tauranga: Mainly sunny with sea breezes. Max 25 – 27
Hamilton: Sunny with not too much wind. Max 26 – 28
Wellington:Partly cloudy with northerlies picking up. Max 20 – 22
Christchurch: Warm nor’ westers later with some high cloud. Max 26 – 29
Dunedin: Mostly dry with nor’ west winds. Max 22 – 25
Please note that there isn’t one single maximum figure given, as city readings vary depending on location