Quite unsettled for most of New Zealand today with a low centre east of the country driving in a cold southerly airflow.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers for most of the day, some may become heavy with thunderstorms and hail from afternoon then easing overnight as westerlies change to the south.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers all day, perhaps a heavy shower with some hail at times also. Some snow lowering to 500m in the evening. Westerlies change to the south in the evening.
Eastern North Island
Mainly sunny. Rain moves into Wairarapa by midday with strengthening southwesterly winds, rain pushes northwards during the afternoon and evening with heavy falls and a chance of hail. Snow lowers to 500m by evening about Wairarapa, 900m about Hawkes Bay.
Rain develops this morning (possibly heavy) with southerlies becoming strong, a risk of gales. Snow lowers to 500m in the evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning rain with heavy falls possible about Marlborough then easing to showers by midday. Showers clear for most overnight however there may still be a shower or two hanging about eastern coastal fringes. Snow lowers to 400m by evening.
Morning rain with heavy falls possible about North Canterbury then easing to showers by midday. Showers clear for most overnight however there may still be a shower or two hanging about eastern coastal fringes. Snow lowers to 300m.
Mainly sunny with morning showers Greymouth northwards clearing, winds from the southeast.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with cold southwesterlies, the odd shower about also but long dry periods too. The may be a few light snow flurries to about 300m in the morning then gradually lifting during the day, any accumulations will be minimal with most having fallen last night.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz