A slack pressure gradient brings the risk of some unstable weather for the upper North Island this afternoon meanwhile a series of fronts push northwards over the South Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of cloud, a few showers about too, especially this afternoon / evening where some may become heavy with the risk of a thunderstorm then clearing later on. Light easterly quarter winds tend west to southwest later in the afternoon or evening. Northland stays fairly dry, just the risk of a PM shower.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny spells, the odd shower mainly from afternoon then clearing in the evening. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, late afternoon / evening isolated showers may develop for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, perhaps even a heavy fall then clearing later on.
Cloudy areas, chance of a morning shower. Brisk to strong northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud, may be a shower around late morning or midday then high cloud breaks away this afternoon, gusty northwesterly winds.
Some high cloud with northwesterly winds, in the evening a few showers may move into coastal Canterbury Banks Peninsula southwards with a southwest change.
Morning rain then patchy showers, fresh westerly winds.
Southland & Otago
The odd spit possible then rain moves into Southland late morning, Otago during the afternoon. A round of heavy showers moves through later in the evening / overnight. Brisk to strong westerly winds develop.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz