A ridge lies over New Zealand today with high pressure centred to the north and south of the country.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some cloud, may be some morning fog. A shower or two at times about western coastal fringes the spreading elsewhere from late morning. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly dry and sunny day. West to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning fog patches possible then expect sunny spells, a few isolated showers develop in the afternoon. Light winds tend westerly around midday.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy areas about the Wairarapa with the odd shower, mainly sunny further north then there may be a shower or two late afternoon / evening. Light southwesterly winds.
Showers, clearing in the afternoon then some sun breaks through. Southerlies die out in the evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning showers clear then sunny spells develop in the afternoon, southeasterlies die away.
Morning cloud with the chance of a shower then sunny spells increase, light winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny weather, there may be a touch of high cloud. Later in the evening or overnight cloud thickens with showers or some rain. Light winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny after any morning fog breaks away, mainly inland. Areas of cloud about coastal Otago during the day may bring a light shower or two. Overnight cloud thickens for all with spots of rain. Light northeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz