Weather: Dry, windy day for much of the country

New Zealand is in for a relatively dry day today with areas of morning cloud and isolated showers in the north, clearing around midday and becoming mostly sunny.

Aucklanders can expect a sunny day, but with strong southwesterlies and a high of 19C.

Waikato will also see fresh southwesterlies, with some morning cloud and drizzle clearing in the morning.


The Bay of Plenty is in for a sunny day today, with strong southwesterlies, and the Hawkes Bay can expect isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges, with strong northwesterlies gusting up to 100 km/h in exposed places south of Hastings.

Westerly gales about the Tararua District and southern Hawkes Bay will ease this morning, according to MetService.

Wellingtonians can expect sun and wind today and tomorrow.

In Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, the weather will be fine apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Buller and Westland residents can expect fine spells, and a few showers at times, and there will be occasional showers in Fiordland.

In Otago and Southland there will be scattered showers this morning, some heavy. Showers will clear this afternoon but returning at night, according to MetService.


Forecast

Auckland
• Today: Morning cloud, otherwise fine. Strong southwesterlies, easing in the evening.
19C high, dropping to 10C overnight.
• Tomorrow: Fine and cloudy periods. Southwest breezes.
19C high, dropping to 12C overnight.

Waikato
• Today: Areas of cloud and the odd coastal shower, clearing and becoming fine this morning. Fresh southwesterlies.
19C high dropping to 8C overnight
• Tomorrow: Fine and cloudy periods. Southwest breezes.
19C high dropping to 9C overnight

Bay of Plenty
• Today: A sunny day with strong southwesterlies.
20C high dropping to 10C overnight
• Tomorrow: Fine, with southwesterlies.
24C high dropping to 12C overnight

Hawkes Bay
• Today: A sunny day, with isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges. Northwesterlies gale in exposed places south of Hastings, gusting 100 km/h, easing in the morning.
23C high dropping to 7C overnight
• Tomorrow: Fine with light winds
24C high dropping to 8C overnight

Wellington
• Today: Sunny with northwesterlies
15C high dropping to 11C overnight
• Tomorrow: Fine with northwesterlies
16C high dropping to 12C overnight

Marlborough / Kaikoura
• Today: Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers about the Kaikoura ranges. Southwesterlies dying out then northeasterlies developing in the afternoon.
18C high dropping to 8C overnight
• Tomorrow: Fine and warm. Northwesterlies, dying out in the evening.
23C high dropping to 10C overnight

Christchurch
• Today: Fine. Southwesterlies dying out in the morning then northerlies developing.
18C high dropping to 8C overnight
• Tomorrow: Fine and warm. Late cloud. Northerlies, briefly turning southerly.
25C high dropping to 9C overnight

Dunedin
• Today: Remaining showers clearing in the morning then fine. Southwesterlies.
18C high dropping to 9C overnight
• Tomorrow:
Cloudy periods. A few showers during the afternoon and evening. Southwesterlies.
21C high dropping to 7C overnight

Source: MetService

- NZ Herald

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