A cool southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Thursday.
Sunny spells and the odd shower for most North Island regions on Thursday, showers may become a bit more persistent in the afternoon / evening Waikato eastwards (especially about hills / ranges) then clearing later in the evening.
Mainly dry for most of the South Island on Thursday, showers about Southland however pushing into Otago during the afternoon. Showers also about the mountains / hills of Buller, Nelson and Marlborough from afternoon then clearing at night.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz