A ridge lies over most of New Zealand today, a few patchy showers for most North Island regions although it may remain mainly dry in the south and west south of Taranaki.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Clear at first then a few showers from late morning, clearing late afternoon or evening. The Bay Of Plenty sees the shower risk this morning then drying out from afternoon. Easterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some afternoon cloud brings the risk of a shower otherwise mainly dry. East to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
A mostly cloudy day, some patchy drizzle, especially this morning, dry spells more frequent from afternoon. East to southeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud then a mostly sunny afternoon, cloud builds inland about the ranges in the afternoon however. Afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
A mostly cloudy morning then afternoon sunny spells, east to northeasterly winds.
Sunny with light winds.
Southland & Otago
A mostly sunny morning however expect cloud and the risk of a shower about coastal Southland. In the afternoon westerly quarter winds tend more southerly bringing increasing cloud, especially for coastal areas.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz