A low moves away to the east of the country today meanwhile a strong west to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand bringing cloud and showers to many regions.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas especially from afternoon, the odd shower from midday as breezy to brisk westerlies gradually tend southwest.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of rain, easing in the evening or perhaps clearing for some. Brisk to strong westerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Areas of high cloud with gusty west to northwesterly winds, spots of rain at times more so about the Wairarapa.
Occasional showers, strong to gale northwest winds change southerly in the afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Some rain with strong northwesterly winds, winds change southwest in the afternoon with the odd shower which clears in the evening.
Rain or showers, clearing around midday although hanging about parts of North Canterbury till evening. Sunny spells increase after areas of precipitation clear. Breezy SW winds.
Morning rain eases to showers which mostly clear early afternoon although the odd one may hang around till evening. Breezy west to southwest winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers, clearing in the afternoon then sun increasing. Showers picking up again for a time later in the evening (mainly about Southland). Breezy west to southwesterly winds, gusty about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz