A large area of low pressure moves over New Zealand on Monday bringing mainly unsettled weather.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain spreads southwards this morning moving into most areas by midday, then easing for a time, showers pick up again mid to late afternoon with a chance of heavy falls and thunderstorms. Northwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain moves into Taranaki this morning then easing, showers elsewhere from afternoon with heavy falls possible inland then easing overnight. Light winds.
Eastern North Island
Some sun, showers develop in the afternoon possibly heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later in the evening. Showers may remain about the Wairarapa however. Light winds.
Sunny spells, northerly winds tend southerly in the afternoon. There may be a shower or two from afternoon especially up the Hutt Valley / inland. Cloud thickens this evening with showers more widespread later on or overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy areas, a few isolated showers mainly inland. Light winds.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, more so about inland areas where there could be a few heavy falls in the afternoon. Dry areas more likely nearer the coast, overnight widespread rain moves in as southwesterlies freshen.
Cloudy areas for North Westland with a few showers, especially more towards / about Buller. South Westland sees some sun and mainly dry weather however expect showers just inland about the ranges. Winds from the southwest.
Southland & Otago
A dry morning with some sun, could be a few showers about northern Otago however then showers / rain becoming widespread from afternoon as southwesterly winds develop.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz