A moderate southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Thursday.
Cloudy areas and the odd shower for the western North Island on Thursday, the Bay Of Plenty has a mainly sunny morning then cloud increases. Dry with some sun about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, a shower or two may move in by late afternoon.
Mostly sunny about South Westland, cloud increases further north with a shower or two likely north of about Greymouth during the day. Cloudy areas for Nelson and Marlborough, perhaps a shower or two also. Canterbury sees any morning cloud break to sunny areas, the odd shower on Banks Peninsula clears in the evening. Cloudy areas about Southland with a shower or two, morning cloud then afternoon sunny spells for Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz