Two large highs sit either side of New Zealand on Wednesday, a series of fronts moving over the country in the middle bring rain especially for western regions.
Areas of rain or showers for the western North Island on Wednesday, becoming heavy about the southwestern corner in the evening. High cloud out east with a few spots of evening rain possible.
Heavy rain for the South Islands West Coast starts to ease from afternoon, drier out east however Canterbury sees morning scattered rain then clearing. Marlborough has rain spread at times from the west for much of the day. Coastal Otago is mainly dry, Southland and Central Otago may see some rain at times.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz