A northwesterly airflow lies over most of New Zealand today, a front moves onto the lower South Island later this afternoon bringing in a cool change.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any morning cloud breaks away then mostly sunny, some afternoon cloud for Northland. Expect west to southwesterly winds, a sea breeze develops about eastern Northland in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some cloud drifting through at times. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny, light winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Cloudy areas with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud. North to northwesterly winds, breezy from afternoon about Marlborough.
Morning low cloud or fog then mostly sunny with some high cloud, overnight rain as northwesterly winds (breezy inland) change southerly.
Rain about Fiordland with heavy falls at times, mostly cloudy further north with the odd shower. Overnight rain with heavy falls pushes northwards. Northerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning spots of rain then dry for a time with some high cloud, showers develop late afternoon or evening as northwesterlies change southwest.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz