West to southwesterly airflow across NZ today

Mount Ruapehu from the far end of Lake Taupo during dusk. Photo: Denzil Berchmans.

The Bay of Plenty has sunny skies today due to a west to southwesterly airflow lying over the country.

WeatherWatch says there are a  few showers expected in the west today, mainly for the West Coast while out east is dry and sunny.

For Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, the forecast is for some cloudy areas with a few showers for Northland, and southeasterly winds.

"There could be a shower or two for a few other western areas otherwise fairly dry," says a WeatherWatch spokesperson.

"Bay of Plenty has sunny skies. Winds from the southwest for Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty."

Temperature highs for these four regions will range from 13 -15 degrees Celsius.

Western North Island including Central North Island
Some cloud for Taranaki with southwesterlies, perhaps a shower or two from around midday. Further south skies are sunnier but cloud thickens later in the evening bringing the risk of a shower, winds from the northwest.
Highs: 9-14

Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds, afternoon north to northeasterly winds. Wairarapa may have some evening cloud.
Highs: 13-14

Sunny with light winds tending to the north by midday.
Highs: 13-14

Marlborough and Nelson
Sunny with light winds.
Highs: 11-14

Sunny with light north to northwesterly winds, winds tend more northeast nearer the coast in the afternoon.
Highs: 3-13

West Coast
Cloudy areas with the odd shower, southwesterly winds. Winds more from the west for Fiordland.
Highs: 8-13

Southland and Otago
Cloudy areas for Southland with the odd spit or shower, west to northwesterly winds, gusty about the coast. Otago has sunnier skies with lighter northwesterlies.
Highs: 10-13

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