A cold southwesterly airflow lies over the country today bringing showers to many areas. Inland, western and northern parts of the South Island remaining mostly dry and sunny today however. Some snow about the lower South Island to low levels (100/200m) and down to 200m later today in Canterbury mainly nearer the coast.
Cloudy periods with occasional showers, especially afternoon then again overnight with a heavy fall or two and some hail. Brisk southwesterlies.
Showers, heavy at times mainly afternoon then again later in the evening.
Hail possible. Cold southwesterly winds.
Morning showers clear then sunny areas increase, southwesterly winds. In
the evening further showers move through with possible hail then clearing
Waikato & Central North Island
Morning showers clear with sunny spells developing, southwesterly winds. In
the afternoon about the Central North Island then in the evening about the
Waikato a further period of showers with possible hail moves through. Some snow
about the Central Plateau down to 600m.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with showers, brisk southwesterly winds. Showers are looking
to be fairly coastal with parts of the coast that are tucked in like Napier
potentially having a mainly dry day although a front moving through in the
afternoon may bring a period of more widespread showers for a time.
Morning showers clear then sunny spells develop, southeasterly winds. A few
further showers develop late afternoon mainly in the south, winds freshen.
Western North Island
Cloudy periods with southerly winds, the odd shower at times mainly
afternoon onwards with a risk of hail.
Cloudy periods with brisk to strong southerlies, a few morning showers ease
then mostly clearing. Later in the evening showers move in again possibly heavy
with hail and snow in the hills to 300m.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with southwesterly winds, any morning cloud clearing.
Sunny spells with brisk cold southwesterly winds, wintry showers from this
morning mainly out on Banks Peninsula with snow to 300m. Showers pushing a
little further inland late afternoon / evening from Rakaia northwards into North
Canterbury (still quite coastal though) with snow flurries lowering to
Sunny or becoming sunny this morning, southwesterly winds.
Wintry showers with hail, snow to 200m. Cold southwesterly winds.
Wintry showers with snow flurries to low levels, clearing in the evening.
Showers, a risk of hail and snow flurries to 200m lowering to 100m by
evening at which point showers ease. Cold southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz