A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, strong for the South Island. Meanwhile, within this airflow, a front moves northwards over the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower mainly this afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud and occasional sun with west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with light winds this morning, afternoon northwesterlies.
Cloudy areas with brisk to strong north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, a few spots of rain possible later in the evening / overnight. Breezy north to northwesterly winds develop.
Thickening high cloud, northwesterly winds becoming gusty in the afternoon. Chance of a spot of rain late afternoon / evening.
Rain with heavy falls spreading north along the coast during today, clearing later this evening as gusty northerlies change southwest.
Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud, a few spots of rain move through Southland then onto Otago this afternoon before clearing by evening. Rain about western parts of Central Otago may be persistent for a time before clearing away. Winds from the north then tending northwest once rain clears.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz