A front moves over the upper South Island this morning then onto western parts of the North Island this afternoon. Rain for most in the west as this front moves northwards, a few areas of rain spread eastwards also.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with north to northwesterly winds strengthening. Rain develops mid afternoon possibly heavy then overnight winds change southerly with rain easing to showers.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Becoming cloudy in the morning, some rain from around midday then clearing in the evening with gusty northerlies changing southwest.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northwesterly winds build becoming gusty in the afternoon. A few spots of evening rain possible.
Cloudy with brisk to strong northwesterlies, rain from around midday then clearing later in the evening with a southerly change.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with strong north to northwesterly winds, rain moves during the morning then clearing mid to late afternoon with a southwest change. Skies becoming clear in the evening.
Thick high cloud in the morning with a few spots of rain possible, north to northwesterly winds change southerly mid afternoon bringing cloudy areas and the odd light patch shower.
Morning rain with heavy falls then easing to showers by midday as breezy northwesterly winds change southwest, showers clear by evening.
Southland & Otago
Gusty westerly winds from morning bring occasional showers which then clear mid to late afternoon. A mostly cloudy day although there may be some sun for a time in the evening before nightfall hits.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz