An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea spreads a ridge over the South Island today meaning more sunny weather but of course very frosty morning and night. The North Island still has a southerly airflow, mainly sunny out west with cloud and the odd shower in the east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with southerly winds, breezy at times. Some cloud affects Northland in the west and north.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with south to southeasterly winds, breezy now and then.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with breezy south to southwesterly winds, the odd brief shower or to about but long dry areas also. The Wairarapa stays mainly dry with cloud breaking there in the afternoon.
Cloudy areas with southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds, a frosty start.
Sunny with light winds after a frosty start.
Mostly sunny with light winds, perhaps a touch of high cloud. A frosty start inland.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with light winds after a frosty start, perhaps a touch of high cloud.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz