A ridge lies over the South Island today, southerlies for the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with south to southeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with south to southeasterly winds, some cloud in the east towards the ranges.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with showers, clearing away from Wairarapa in the afternoon but remaining further north. Fresh southerly winds, gradually easing from the south.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, light afternoon north to northeasterly winds.
Sunny with afternoon east to northeast winds.
Mostly sunny, light winds tend west to southwest in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with light northwesterly winds for most, tending northeast about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz