Northeasterly flowing over New Zealand today

A cirrus cloud sunset on Friday night. Photo: Warren Campbell.

WeatherWatch advises that a northeasterly airflow is lying over New Zealand today.

This northeasterly is flowing between a large high out to the east and a couple of low pressure systems in the Tasman Sea.

In Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, the weather is expected to be mostly cloudy.

“Showers for Northland spread into Auckland this morning, Waikato by evening and Bay of Plenty overnight,” says a WeatherWatch spokesperson.

“Rain for eastern Northland spreads to Auckland in the evening. Breezy to brisk northeasterlies.”

Highs for the four regions are expected to range between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius.

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, showers develop late afternoon for Taranaki turning to rain in the evening, showers spread elsewhere overnight. Northeasterlies.
Highs: 17-20

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and some high cloud, some morning lower level cloud especially for Gisborne then breaking away. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-18


High cloud and some sun, overnight spits or showers. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-20

Marlborough & Nelson

High cloud, thickening and lowering later in the day. Overnight spits or showers for Nelson. Light winds tend northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-19


High cloud and some sun, any early fog burns away mainly inland. East to northeasterly winds a little breezy after midday across the plains. A warm afternoon inland.
Highs: 15-21

West Coast

Sunny areas and some high cloud, a few late evening or overnight showers. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-21

Southland & Otago

High cloud and some sun, any morning fog burns away. Light winds tend southeasterly in the afternoon, northeasterlies freshen after midday for coastal Otago.
Highs: 16-22

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