Friday’s national forecast
A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, easing later with a ridge of high pressure moving in.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few showers push in from the west off the Tasman Sea during the morning, easing mid to late afternoon with dry areas developing. Westerlies tend southwest in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and a shower or two, northwesterlies tend westerly in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, southerlies develop about Wairarapa early afternoon bringing cloud and a few patchy light showers. These showers move further north late afternoon / evening.
Mostly sunny, northwesterly winds change southerly in the afternoon bringing increasing cloud and the risk of a shower.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, southeasterlies freshen late morning about Marlborough bringing increasing cloud. May be a shower from afternoon. Nelson has a sunny day with westerlies changing to the east in the afternoon, evening cloud.
Southerlies freshen in the morning bringing a few showers, easing and becoming few and far between from afternoon. Skies mostly cloudy all day.
A few morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy spells for Southland and coastal Otago, the odd shower mainly morning. Central Otago has mostly sunny weather. Southwesterly winds die out later in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz