A brisk southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, mainly cloudy in the west with a few showers about. Sunnier skies in the east but a few regions may still experience a shower or two.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with the risk of a shower or two otherwise dry, sunny areas possible this afternoon for some mainly about the Bay Of Plenty. Brisk west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with gusty west to southwesterly winds, a few showers about with long dry spells too.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas, a southwest change moves through the Wairarapa this morning bringing a few showers then pushing into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne this afternoon and evening.
Cloud breaks to sunny areas this morning, westerlies change southerly bringing the chance of a shower.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas with southwesterly winds, perhaps tending easterly this afternoon near the Marlborough coast. Low risk of an isolated shower after midday.
Sunny areas with southwesterly winds, chance of an isolated shower or two mainly near the coast.
Mainly cloudy with the odd patchy shower, breezy west to southwesterly winds ease in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Areas of rain with hail possible, clearing mid to late afternoon. Strong west to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz