A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a weak front moves onto the lower South Island this morning then pushed northwards.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with southwesterly winds, picking up a little from afternoon. Cloud late afternoon or evening brings the risk of a shower in the west.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mainly sunny with light winds in the morning, west to southwest winds freshen in the afternoon bringing some cloud with the chance of a shower.
Eastern North Island
Becoming mostly sunny in the morning (a few early showers about Gisborne clear), light winds tend northeast in the afternoon. A late evening or overnight southwest change brings the risk of a shower.
Mainly sunny with northerly winds, a late evening southerly change brings cloud.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny with light winds, a late evening southerly change brings some cloud.
Mainly sunny with light winds, a fresh southwest change late afternoon or evening brings some cloud and the risk of a shower.
Mostly cloudy, a few showers possible from afternoon as light winds tend southwesterly.
Southland & Otago
Southwesterlies freshen in the morning about Southland bringing showers then drying out in the afternoon. Showers move into Otago around midday for a brief time. Some sun may break through after showers clear.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz