On Wednesday a high lies over the South Island while a south to southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds, breezy about Great Barrier Island.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A few morning showers clear, cloud breaks to sunny spells in the afternoon. South to southeasterly winds, gusty about coastal areas.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with showers easing during the day, dry spells becoming more frequent from afternoon. Gusty southerlies ease during the day.
Brisk southerlies, might be a morning shower otherwise a mainly dry day. Cloud breaks in the evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with south to southeasterly winds about Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Morning cloud breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon, light winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Mainly sunny with light winds, tending onshore in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Mainly sunny with light winds after any morning cloud clears, a warm afternoon for inland areas.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz