A broad area of low pressure lies over the South Island today while the North Island has a westerly airflow.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few showers, some may be heavy then becoming drier from mid afternoon about Northland and Auckland. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty see showers possibly heavy at times, especially afternoon / early evening with thunderstorms. Westerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A few showers about especially afternoon and evening where there may be an isolated heavy fall / thunderstorm. Thunderstorms more likely inland away from the coast. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny spells, showers developing this afternoon especially inland where one or two could be heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later this evening or overnight. Light winds.
Any morning showers clear, a few sunny spells break through this afternoon. Northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells, inland however isolated showers develop one or two which could become heavy / thundery then clearing in the evening. Light winds.
Morning fog breaks to sunny spells, isolated showers develop in the afternoon mainly inland. A few showers may become heavy with thunderstorms then easing and clearing in the evening. Light winds tend easterly this afternoon.
Sunny spells, chance of a shower in the afternoon / early evening mainly about the ranges. Light winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny spells, isolated showers develop this afternoon especially inland with a chance of heavy falls and thunderstorms then clearing this evening. Coastal Otago may be mainly cloudy this morning. Light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz