A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today while a weak front in this flow pushes onto the west of the North Island and another lies over the lower South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower or two about the Waikato. Mild west to north west winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, there may be a shower or two (especially about Taranaki) but expect long dry spells also. Northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Any early showers clear then expect sunny spells, brisk to strong northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning high cloud clears to mostly sunny weather, gusty northwesterly winds ease by midday.
Mostly sunny, gusty northwesterlies ease in the morning especially inland. Some high cloud from evening then overnight winds change southwest.
Any early rain clears then sunny spells develop, rain again by midday about South Westland spreading into North Westland overnight. Northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Any early rain clears then sunny spells develop, further rain from afternoon about Southland, late afternoon for Otago then easing in the evening. Northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz