A disturbed southerly airflow lies over the country today. A trough in this flow moves over the South Island so where showers form they could be heavy at times with a risk of hail. The North Island remains mostly dry although a few showers could affect northern parts of the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato, CNI & BOP
Sunny and cloudy periods with southeasterly breezes, mostly sunny weather about inland areas from the Waikato through to the CNI. In the morning a few showers may pass through the Coromandel and northern parts of Auckland city then moving into Northland in the afternoon before clearing at night.
Eastern North Island
Sunny and cloudy periods, expect east to southeast breezes. Overnight a few showers develop about Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay as southerlies freshen.
Western North Island
Mostly sunny with a few clouds at times, light winds tend southeasterly. Later in the evening or overnight a few showers may develop
Marlborough, Nelson & Wellington
Mostly sunny with light winds, a southerly change moves through late afternoon or early evening bringing showers possibly heavy with hail which ease overnight.
Sunny to start with light winds tending southwest. Around midday southerlies pick up with showers developing possibly heavy with hail then clearing in the evening.
Mostly sunny about South Westland with light winds, any morning cloud clears. For North Westland and Buller there may be a few early sunny spells, showers move in early afternoon with light winds then clear in the evening as southeasterlies freshen.
Southland & Otago
Morning showers clear then sunny breaks increase from around late morning. Showers may take a little longer to clear about the Otago coastline, perhaps around early afternoon. Cool south to southwest breezes die out in the evening with frosts developing at night inland.