A weak ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today, mainly settled however unstable conditions may develop for some North Island areas this afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon /evening. Showers more likely late afternoon / evening about Waikato and Bay Of Plenty (especially inland) with the risk of a heavy fall and thunderstorm then easing at night. Light southwesterlies for most however an afternoon sea breeze develops for eastern Northland and Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud, a shower or two about Taranaki and Kapiti then drying out in the afternoon with sunny areas increasing. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas, there may be a morning shower for Gisborne also then clear. Late afternoon / evening isolated showers develop inland about the ranges of Hawkes Bay / Gisborne, heavy falls and thunderstorms possible also then easing at night.
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas, north to northwesterly winds gradually ease.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, may be a touch of high cloud. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny, may be a touch of high cloud. Light winds tend easterly in the afternoon.
The odd shower, easing during the day then mainly dry by evening. Sunny spells start to break through from afternoon. West to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny spells, risk of the odd isolated shower for Southland (mainly morning). West to southwest winds die out in the evening. Light easterlies for coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz