Ex Cyclone Cook slinks southwards down the eastern side of the South Island today, as it moves southwards expect a northwesterly airflow for the rest of New Zealand.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells and occasional showers, especially afternoon then easing in the evening. Northwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early rain eases to the odd shower and sunny spells, rain again from evening about Taranaki with heavy falls and thunderstorms possible especially right on the coast. Dry areas more frequent about the Manawatu during the day. Northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Early rain eases, perhaps mostly clearing then sunny areas breaking through, later in the evening there may be some further rain. Strong to gale northerly winds at first then easing.
Marlborough & Nelson
Early rain clears then sun breaking through in the afternoon, later in the evening a few spells of rain may move in spreading from the west. Winds brisk to strong from the north.
Morning heavy rain eases then clears in the afternoon as gusty strong southerlies change northerly. Skies remaining fairly cloudy.
Rain with heavy falls at times, breezy northerly winds. Winds tend west to southwest about Fiordland.
Southland & Otago
Showers or some rain, easterly winds change southwest late afternoon. Rain about coastal Otago is heavy at times then easing overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz