A front weakens as it moves northwards over the South Island on Wednesday while the North Island has mainly settled conditions and a ridge of high pressure.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Chance of a morning shower, party cloudy in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds, tending northerly in the afternoon about the Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some morning cloud then mostly sunny, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Mainly sunny weather for all, although there may be some morning cloud about Gisborne. East to northeasterly winds.
Mainly sunny with breezy northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with north to northwesterly winds, a late evening southerly brings some cloud.
High cloud then some low cloud from developing about South Canterbury in the morning reaching North Canterbury during the afternoon as winds change to the south. There may be a spot of rain for inland areas, perhaps some drizzle about the hills of South and Mid Canterbury in the evening.
Patchy rain or showers, clearing late afternoon or evening as light northerlies change to the south.
Southland & Otago
Morning rain or showers clear then becoming mostly sunny, breezy westerly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz