A low is moving over the North Island today, dragging in a southwesterly airflow the further it moves east. A front over the lower North Island (Wellington and Wairapapa in particular) is finally easing and becoming weaker. The South Island sits under a light south to southeasterly airflow while a weak area of low pressure lies over the western side of the island.
The North Island has cloudy areas and some sun finally breaking through today, showers are easing for most and should have cleared by this evening. Rain about the lower North Island is finally easing away also.
As a south to southwest wind change moves through the east coast of the North Island this afternoon we see heavy showers and thunderstorms on it’s leading edge, so Hawkes Bay could see heavy showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and perhaps till early evening.
The South Island is fairly tame although quite cloudy in areas especially the east, there may be a light shower or two about Otago / Southland which could work their way into Canterbury late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry.
The warmest centre is Hamilton on 19 degrees as at 2.30pm.
The coolest centre is Oamaru on 9 degrees.
The main centres current conditions are as follows:
Auckland: 16 degrees, mainly dry now with cloud breaking to the odd sunny spell. Breezy westerlies.
Hamilton: 19 degrees, the odd shower or two which will gradually clear. Southwesterly breezes.
Tauranga: 17 degrees, dry currently however there should be a few showers again, light winds soon change westerly.
Wellington: 10 degrees, rain with breezy to brisk southerly winds.
Christchurch: 14 degrees, cloudy areas with some occasional sun, light ENE winds.
Dunedin: 11 degrees, cloudy and mainly dry with light easterlies.
Image – Highgate Bridge cam, Dunedin Ciity Council