A low pressure system brings rain or showers to most regions around New Zealand today. South Westland, Southland and Otago is mainly dry however.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning rain or showers clear then sunny spells increase from afternoon, breezy southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A period of morning rain then clearing, sun breaks through for a time before showers push in during the afternoon as northwesterlies change southerly.
Eastern North Island
Showers with light winds then southwesterlies picking up in the evening.
Patchy rain becoming more persistent later in the afternoon as northerlies change fresh southerly. Rain eases overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
Rain, heavy about Marlborough, clearing in the evening. Southerly winds, gusty about coastal Marlborough.
Morning rain (heavy north of Banks Peninsula) then easing to showers, clearing South Canterbury in the afternoon then in the north by evening. A mostly cloudy day. Fresh southwesterly winds gradually ease.
Mostly sunny, morning showers about North Westland clear away. Southerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas and occasional sun with west to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz