A few fronts march northwards over the country today in a very spring like pattern, rain or showers in the west while out east conditions are dry and warm. Watch for a southwest change moving up the east coast of the South Island this afternoon and evening however.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of rain or showers, moving into Northland around midday, rain eases to showers overnight as northwesterly winds change southwest.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early rain clears then expect cloudy areas and occasional sun, chance of a shower or two for the rest of the day otherwise mainly dry. Winds breezy from the west or northwest.
Eastern North Island
Mainly sunny after any morning high cloud / spots of rain clears, high cloud and the odd spot of rain may hang about the Gisborne area through the afternoon. Winds breezy from the northwest.
Cloudy areas build this morning, brisk to strong northwesterly winds. Brief overnight showers with a southerly change.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloud builds about Nelson from morning, a few showers pass through in the afternoon. Marlborough is mostly sunny however with some high cloud thickening after midday, breezy to brisk northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, a few evening showers. Winds build from the northwest then tending southwest later on.
Cloudy with showers then some afternoon rain, breezy northwesterly winds change southwest in the evening at which point rain eases to showers and mostly clears.
Southland & Otago
High cloud, showers develop in the afternoon as northwesterly winds change brisk westerly. Showers clear evening.Highs: 12-15
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz