A ridge of high pressure forms over the South Island today meanwhile a southerly airflow lies over the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning rain about Northland eases to showers. A mix of sun and cloud with the risk of a shower elsewhere although the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty may have dry weather from morning. Southerly quarter winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any morning rain clears, some sun may break through before dusk. Southeasterly winds, gusty about the coast, easing evening.
Eastern North Island
Rain about Wairarapa, the odd shower for Hawkes Bay then rain moves in late morning, easing evening then clearing overnight. Gisborne may have a dry morning then rain develops around midday, clearing overnight. South to southwesterly winds freshen in the morning.
A few morning showers, cloud breaks later in the day. Fresh southerlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, cloud thickens up in the evening. South to southeasterly winds, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Mostly cloudy, some morning fog. Chance of a brief shower around midday. Southwesterly winds tend easterly in the evening.
Sunny with south to southeast winds tending northeast in the afternoon, some cloud later in the evening for North Westland.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas about Southland and coastal Otago, risk of a shower. Central Otago is more likely to see sunny areas. Showers more likely overnight for Southland as westerlies tend southwest.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz