A front moves northwards over the upper South Island this morning then onto the lower North Island this afternoon bringing rain.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, cloud thickening later this evening. Rain moves into the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty later this evening or overnight. Westerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower. Rain develops around midday or early afternoon as northwesterlies change southeast, rain may be heavy for a time then clearing later this evening or overnight. The southeast change may not reach Taranaki till evening.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, rain develops late morning about the Wairarapa then spreading into Hawkes Bay late afternoon with a cool southwest change. Rain may not reach Gisborne till later this evening.
Rain develops this morning with heavy falls for a time, easing this afternoon then clearing in the evening. Strong to gale northwesterly winds change brisk southerly late morning.
Marlborough & Nelson
Rain develops this morning as northwest winds change fresh southeasterly. Rain may be heavy for a time then easing this afternoon and clearing away. Some sun possible for a time later today otherwise fairly cloudy.
Morning rain (possible heavy first thing) then easing to patchy showers and drizzle which may not clear till evening, a fairly cloudy day. Fresh southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Sunny about South Westland, morning rain clears North Westland then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. South to southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning showers then a few sunny spells break through in the afternoon, south to southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz