A southwesterly airflow lies over the country today with showers getting into eastern regions and temperatures dropping, thunderstorms possible for the western North Island too.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, possibly heavy for a time around midday as fresh westerlies change southwest, a chance of thunder also. Showers ease evening.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, light northerlies change to the southeast late afternoon, showers clearing overnight.
Eastern North Island
Some sun for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, showers about Wairarapa spread northwards during the afternoon with developing southerlies, perhaps turning to rain for a time later in the day then easing overnight.
Showers with freshening southerly winds, showers clear overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning sun, showers develop mid morning for Marlborough as southerlies freshen, developing for Nelson around midday, clearing at night.
Morning rain eases to showers, remaining showers clear in the evening. Snow flurries to 800m. Sunny spells start to increase from afternoon. Fresh southwesterlies die out in the evening.
Sunny for Fiordland, showers further north clear in the evening as southwesterlies tend southeast.
Southland & Otago
Showers, a few snow flurries to 700m, easing from afternoon, clearing in after midday for Central Otago with sun increasing. Southwesterly winds, dying out later in the day.