A fresh southwesterly airflow lies over the country today with a deep low to the east of the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells and the odd shower, possibly heavy for a time this afternoon, easing by evening. The Bay Of Plenty is mostly sunny with only the risk of an isolated shower this afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early heavy rain eases to showers, clearing evening. Fresh southwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Showers, sunny spells break through at times from afternoon. Fresh southwesterly winds.
Occasional showers, fresh to strong southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early showers clear then sunny spells increase, southerly winds, becoming gusty about coastal Marlborough from afternoon. Afternoon north to northeast winds for a time about Nelson.
Showers, easing in the evening. Parts of South Canterbury may have a mainly dry day. Fresh southwesterly winds.
Any morning cloud clears then sunny with southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers, clearing around midday about Southland and Central Otago then coastal Otago by late afternoon. Sun breaks through once showers clear, southwesterlies die out in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz