A front slowly pushes southwards over Northland and Auckland today, this front hooked into a low which is centred just to the northeast of the North Island. Meanwhile the South Island sits under a ridge of high pressure.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mainly cloudy with areas of rain or drizzle, chance of a heavy fall. Easterly winds freshen from morning. About the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty conditions are mainly dry although there may be some brief rain at times.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
High cloud with some sun at times, east to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Patchy rain or drizzle, east to southeasterly winds.
Cloudy with drizzle possible. Southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with a chance of drizzle about Marlborough otherwise mainly dry, afternoon sunny spells for Nelson. East to southeasterly winds.
Cloudy with a chance of drizzle otherwise mainly dry, light easterly winds.
Any morning showers clear then sunny areas increase from afternoon, light southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells, light easterly quarter winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz