A ridge of high pressure brings mainly settled weather to the North Island today. A front extending out from a low in the Tasman Sea brings wet weather to the South Islands West Coast, mainly dry with high cloud out east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
High cloud, some mid level cloud and sunny areas also. Light winds tend north to northeast in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some morning cloud then mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, winds from the north, tending northeast in the afternoon about coastal Hawkes Bay.
Morning mid level cloud breaks to high cloud, some sun possible at times from afternoon. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning mid level cloud breaks to high cloud, some sun possible at times from afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
High cloud, may be a few spots of rain (mainly about inland areas) otherwise mainly dry. North to northwesterly winds.
Rain with heavy falls, north to northeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy with the odd shower then afternoon rain, light winds from the east or southeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz