A strong southwesterly airflow tends more southerly as the day goes on and eases this afternoon and evening. Becoming mostly sunny in western areas with morning showers clearing for the west of the North Island. Wintry showers linger in the east Canterbury northwards then clearing later in the day.
Auckland & Northland
Morning showers ease then clear, sunny spells develop this afternoon. Cold southwesterly winds tend more southerly by evening then easing. Light frosts overnight in some sheltered areas.
Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
A period of morning showers (snow flurries to 700m about the Central Plateau) then clearing, mostly sunny in the afternoon.
Cold southwesterly winds ease later in the day. Frosty overnight for most inland
Eastern North Island
A strong west to southwest change early this morning brings the chance of a
shower then clearing with sunny spells developing. In the afternoon further
showers push into the Wairarapa then further north in the evening, a few
flurries to 400m (500m for the Gisborne area). Showers afternoon and evening for
the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne area will be quite coastal, Napier / Hastings may
remain dry after any early showers clear this morning for example.
Western North Island
Morning showers possibly heavy then clearing with sunny spells increasing,
a few further brief showers possible in the afternoon south of Wanganui. Brisk
cold southwesterlies (strong about Taranaki at first) ease overnight.
Periods of cloud, mainly dry at first then wintry showers by midday (a few
snow flurries to 400m too). Strong cold southerlies ease overnight.
Chance of some early morning cloud then sunny with cold southwesterlies
easing later this evening.
Periods of cloud and brisk cold southwesterlies, the odd shower at times
mainly about southern Marlborough and near the coast south of Clifford Bay. A
few snow flurries possible to 400m too then clearing by evening. Mainly dry with
sunny spells north of the Wairau Valley. Frosty overnight.
Wintry showers with small hail, possibly heavy this morning then easing
after midday, clearing in the evening. Some snow above 300m. Inland parts of
Canterbury may stay largely dry with showers being more coastal. Strong cold
southwesterlies die at night with frosty conditions developing.
Becoming sunny this morning, brisk cold southwesterlies ease this
Heavy showers at first then gradually easing during the day clearing late
afternoon or evening, risk of small hail and sleet at times. Snow flurries to
low levels. Strong southwesterlies gusting to gale force at first this morning
then easing to die out in the evening.
Morning snow showers clear, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon with
southwesterlies dying out. Heavy frosts tonight.
Wintry showers and low level snow flurries ease this morning then clear
around midday, cloudy periods with brisk cool southwesterlies gradually easing
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz