A front passes over the North Island today moving in a west to east fashion clearing off to the east by late afternoon. A west to southwesterly airflow lies over the South Island. A blustery west to southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Wednesday.
Morning rain for the western North Island may be heavy today then easing to showers and sunny spells from afternoon, dry at first in the east then some rain passes over from the west in the afternoon, clearing evening. Early heavy rain for the South Island’s West Coast, Nelson and Marlborough then easing. Cloudy areas for elsewhere in the South Island with the odd shower about especially for Southland and Fiordland, just the risk of a shower for Canterbury.
Showers for most of the day about the western North Island on Wednesday, some may be heavy at times then easing overnight. Mainly sunny in the east after any early morning high cloud clears. Showers may be heavy at times with thunderstorms and hail for the western South Island, easing in the evening. Drier conditions out east however expect a few showers about Southland and Otago, also perhaps Canterbury for a time in the afternoon with a southwest change.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz