An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Early cloud then mostly sunny, light southerlies tend onshore in the afternoon. Evening cloud moves into Bay Of Plenty, Coromandel and perhaps Great Barrier Island with the risk of a shower.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early cloud clears then expect sunny weather, light winds.
Eastern North Island
A few morning showers clear then sunny areas increase, southwesterlies tend northeast by midday.
Sunny, northerly winds develop late morning.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny after any early cloud clears, light north to northeasterly winds from midday.
Mostly sunny, light northeasterly winds.
Mostly cloudy, risk of a shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Showers have a higher risk about Fiordland. West to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy about Southland with the risk of a shower or two, long dry periods also. Westerlies becoming gusty in the afternoon. Otago has a mix of sun and cloud with west to northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz