System just beginning for South Island
It’s a cloudy day over the South Island today. East to southeasterly winds will gradually strengthen during the day in most regions as a low west of the South Island tightens up, gale force southeasterlies are expected about Fiordland from this evening.
Showers or drizzle has spread to most places by now but there are a few dry pockets out there to, rain has just picked up in intensity for parts of Christchurch. By evening rain will have become more widespread however parts of the West Coast will continue to get more showery type weather.
It is currently 11 degrees in Nelson, 10 in Christchurch, 12 in Hokitika and ranging between 8 and 9 degrees in Southland and Dunedin.
Rain from a frontal band is sitting over central and eastern areas of the North Island currently. There were many sunny areas after it had passed through, further north however another band of showers is moving southwards now currently about to enter the Waikato, a few of those showers could be heavy.
Auckland is on 14 degrees, New Plymouth 15.5, Wellington 13.5, Napier 13 and Central North Island towns are in the low double figure range.
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By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz