A front passes over New Zealand today moving in a west to east fashion, blustery northerlies ahead of the front then changing westerly in behind.
Cloudy for the western North Island (Northland through to Wellington) with showers, rain moves into the southwestern corner of the North Island around midday bringing a chance of heavy falls then clearing away by evening. Rain moves into the upper North Island in the evening then eases / clearing overnight. High cloud along the east coast (Gisborne to Wairarapa), perhaps a few spots of rain and blustery northerlies. Rain moves into Wairarapa this afternoon then pushes further north in the evening.
Northerly winds through Cook Strait and about Wellington, Nelson and Marlborough will be strong to gale from the north this morning before easing.
Early heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island then easing to showers, rain with heavy falls about Nelson and Marlborough clears around midday then sun breaks through. Canterbury has early morning spots of rain then clearing to a mostly sunny day as northerlies tend northwest. Becoming mostly sunny early this morning for Otago, winds blustery from the northwest for much of the day. Cloudy areas and the odd shower about Southland for much of the day, strong northwesterlies tilt a little more westerly in the afternoon, gales about the coast.
Warm for eastern and northern New Zealand today with highs in the low to mid twenties. Temperatures along the West Coast of the South Island and about Southland staying in the high teens, perhaps mid teens for Fiordland.