A cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunderstorms, more so from afternoon. Conditions about the Bay Of Plenty will be less intense with a greater chance of sun and lesser chance of showers, stillâ€¦.a few will pass over from the west at times more so from afternoon. Fresh west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain, easing in the evening to showers. Cold southwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Rain, possibly heavy then easing to showers from afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Morning rain with heavy falls possible then easing to showers, strong southerlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning rain eases to showers, clearing late evening or overnight. Cold southwesterly winds.
Showers with fresh cold southwesterly winds. Snow flurries to 600m, a few flurries may make it down to 400m later in the day but amounts will be minimal and taper off. Showers clearing overnight.
Mostly sunny about South Westland, North Westland has morning showers clear then expect high cloud. Winds from the south. A few showers may linger about Buller through till evening.
Southland & Otago
Showers, easing from afternoon. Snow flurries to 500m, a few may make it down to 300m by the end of the day but amounts will be minimal. Cold south to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz