An east to northeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, fairly cloudy with rain or showers for most regions.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers or rain about the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty for much of the day. Northland and Auckland sees a few early showers clear then showers possible again afternoon / evening. East to southeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers or areas of rain with breezy east to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with drizzle, rain at times Hawkes Bay northwards. Gisborne may even see heavy falls. Easterly winds.
Cloudy with the chance of a shower or two, easterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with drizzle patches or showers, easterly winds.
Cloudy with drizzle, dry breaks may increase from afternoon mainly near the coast. East to northeasterly winds, brisk about the coast.
Areas of rain, easing this afternoon and a few dry spells creeping in, easterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower or drizzle patch, Southland may be dry in the morning. Light winds tend brisk northeast about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz