A low pressure system centered over central New Zealand today brings a southerly airflow to the South Island while a front passes over the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain develops late morning then easing to the odd shower early afternoon as northwesterly winds change breezy westerly. Some sun at times from afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain develops late morning (chance of a heavy fall) then eases to the odd shower in the afternoon as northerly winds change northwest, some late afternoon / evening sun possible.
Eastern North Island
High cloud with increasing northwesterly winds, spots of rain from early afternoon then clearing late afternoon with a westerly change. There may be some sun late in the day.
Scattered rain, some sun possible especially afternoon. Gusty northwesterly winds change strong southerly overnight with rain.
Marlborough & Nelson
Some morning rain then easing and sunny areas breaking through. More persistent rain develops in the evening as gusty northwesterly winds change southwest. Rain clears overnight.
High cloud with light winds, rain about South Canterbury from morning reaches North Canterbury early afternoon with a southwest change. Southwesterlies gusty about the coast.
Early rain with heavy falls eases to showers, showers clear in the evening with light winds changing Southerly.
Southland & Otago
Early rain clears about Southland then for Otago easing and clearing around midday, cloud then breaks to a few sunny areas. West to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz