A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today, a series of fronts move over the South Island bringing rain in the west and a few spots out east. The North Island sees increasing cloud in the west and some rain gradually moving in Taranaki southwards, dry and warm in the east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light northerly winds, high cloud increases after midday. About the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty there may be a shower or two later on.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy or becoming cloudy this morning, the odd shower possible then rain moves in later this afternoon or evening. Increasing northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing later today, northwesterly winds pick up a little from afternoon.
Mostly cloudy with northwesterly winds becoming brisk this afternoon. The odd shower possible from afternoon, more likely later in the evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and thickening cloud, a few spots of rain possible in the evening. Rain more likely for Nelson. Winds breezy from the northwest.
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, light northerlies near the coast and northwesterly winds inland. A few spots of rain late afternoon or evening.
Cloudy with rain about South Westland in the morning pushing northwards in the afternoon, rain may be heavy. There may be a shower or two about in the morning for North Westland before the more serious stuff moves later. Northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Some rain pushes through Southland and Central Otago in the morning then pushing through coastal Otago early afternoon. After rain clears some sun breaks through with light winds. In the evening a front moves into Southland bringing heavy showers with a risk of hail, showers move into Otago later in the evening or overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz