A brisk westerly airflow lies over the country today bringing showers to most western regions, in the east conditions are a little drier but watch for southerlies pushing up the South Island’s east coast in the evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Occasional showers with breezy westerly winds, a burst of rain overnight with hail possible.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning showers possibly heavy then easing, the odd sunny spell in the afternoon. Overnight showers become heavy with a risk of hail. Brisk westerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Morning cloud with a spot of rain possible then becoming sunny by midday, overnight rain spreads from the west. Breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Morning rain eases to showers and sunny areas, further rain overnight. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
A few morning showers clear then becoming sunny around midday, breezy northwesterly winds. Showers push into the Nelson area again during the afternoon and evening.
A few morning showers clearing, sunny in the afternoon. Further showers by evening as southwesterlies pick up again. Evening showers may contain hail, snow lowers to 300m overnight.
Cloudy with showers, some may be heavy at times with a risk of hail. Snow flurries about Fiordland to 300m and 600m further north, snow lowering further north to 400m by evening. Breezy westerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower then some rain towards midday which then clears, a chance of some afternoon sun. Overnight showers move in again with small hail and snow flurries to 300m as northwesterlies change southwest.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz