A large low in the Tasman Sea slowly moves closer towards the North Island during today coming in from the west, the centre of this low crosses over the upper North Island overnight. Meanwhile an easterly quarter airflow lies over the South Island bringing some rain or drizzle in the east and dry weather out west.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of rain for Northland and Auckland, some isolated heavy downpours and perhaps even a thunderstorm. Long dry spells later. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty sees showers, perhaps more persistent for a time later this afternoon / evening. East to northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, more so from afternoon then there may be some evening rain for a time.
East to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Early rain eases to the odd shower or drizzle patch, east to northeasterly winds.
Patchy rain or drizzle with east to southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with patchy drizzle or perhaps some rain, dry spells more frequent about Nelson from afternoon. East to southeasterly winds.
Patchy rain or drizzle, east to southeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny although there will be some high cloud, especially for North Westland. Southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny about Southland and Central Otago after a frosty start, could be a few areas of inland fog that may hang in some areas for a large portion of the day keeping temperatures down. Coastal Otago sees cloudy areas with the chance of a shower late afternoon or this evening. Light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz