A broad low pressure system lies over New Zealand today, dry for many this morning then showers move in by afternoon. The West Coast of the South Island minus Buller has a mainly dry day. Low pressure continues to hang around on Thursday.
Many dry regions this morning then showers move in during the afternoon, some may become heavy with a risk of thunder. Showers are starting to make a head start into the upper North Island this morning however. Winds mostly from the northerly quarter over the North Island and easterly quarter for the South Island. For the West Coast of the South Island conditions are mainly dry for most of the day south of Greymouth.
A few showers about Northland and Auckland gradually ease on Thursday then clearing early afternoon. Mainly dry elsewhere to start the day for the North Island then isolated showers develop during the afternoon about the eastern ranges, some may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later on. A dry morning for most of the South Island however there may be a few showers to start the day about South Canterbury and Otago, isolated showers develop in the afternoon about inland areas, some becoming heavy with a risk of thunder then clearing later in the day.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz