High pressure brings mainly settled weather today, a chance conditions may turn unstable about inland parts of the South Island during the afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some high cloud from afternoon. Southwest breezes for most, light winds for the Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, light winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, light winds. Gisborne and perhaps northern Hawkes Bay has a few showers with southerly winds.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud breaking away in the afternoon and becoming mostly sunny, light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
A mix of sun and cloud, becoming mostly sunny near the coast in the afternoon. Inland parts of South Canterbury sees isolated showers late afternoon / evening, a chance one or two of these may become thundery then clearing at night. Light winds tend to the south around midday then east during the afternoon.
Fairly cloudy about South Westland, some rain or showers for Fiordland gradually easing. Sunny spells further north. Winds are light tending west to southwest.
Southland & Otago
May be a morning shower about Southland and coastal Otago then some sun breaks through from afternoon (more so for Southland, coastal Otago may stay fairly cloudy). A mix of sun and cloud for Central Otago, isolated showers late afternoon / evening (especially about hills / ranges). A low risk showers may become heavy with thunder about inland north Otago then clearing at night. Light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz