A front moves southwards over the upper North Island this morning and afternoon bringing rain, possibly heavy. Further south expect an east to southeasterly airflow with mainly cloudy skies and drizzle in the east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A rain band about Northland this morning with a few heavy falls possible then moving southwards reaching the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty this afternoon. Drizzle possible before rain arrives. Winds gusty from the northeast perhaps strong especially in the east then winds tending northerly after rain moves through. Overnight rain moves back in again for most with heavy falls possible.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with east to southeasterly winds, increasing from afternoon. Rain moves into Taranaki and the Central North Island in the afternoon then moves southwards this evening, heavy falls possible overnight.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with some drizzle from afternoon then rain moving in this evening, southeasterly winds gradually increase.
Mostly cloudy with southeasterly winds, a chance of drizzle now and then.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy with east to southeasterly winds becoming gusty by midday, some drizzle possible now and then about Marlborough.
Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch, southeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny, expect high cloud for most although Fiordland may remain cloud free. Winds becoming gusty from the southeast.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas with east to southeasterly winds, the odd drizzle patch possible mainly about the coast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz