An easterly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, a low pressure system deepens and its centre moves close to Northland during the day.
Showers for the upper North Island, rain for Northland spreads into Auckland, Waikato and the Bay Of Plenty later in the day. Rain may be heavy especially in eastern areas. Easterly winds strengthen rising to gale about some coastal areas from afternoon, winds tilt to the southeast by evening.
Cloudy along the east coast (Gisborne to Wairarapa) with the odd light shower, rain develops in the evening then becoming heavy overnight about East Cape / Gisborne. East to northeasterly winds pick up later in the day / overnight.
High cloud for the lower western North Island (Taranaki through to Kapiti), showers moves in to areas north of about Wanganui from afternoon then some rain by evening. High cloud thickens for Wellington. Southeasterly winds.
A mix of mid and high cloud level cloud for Nelson and Marlborough, winds are light tending easterly. Sunny spells for the West Coast, isolated showers possible in the afternoon about inland hills / ranges then clearing at night. Mostly cloudy for Canterbury and coastal Otago, there may be a brief light shower or drizzle patch at times otherwise mainly dry with east to northeast winds. A few coastal sunny spells possible in the afternoon. Sunny spells for Central Otago and Southland, chance of an isolated shower in the afternoon then clearing at night.
Highs ranging from 14 to 16 degrees across most of the North Island today. Highs in the same range across most of the South Island however peaking to 17 or 18 degrees about parts of Central Otago / Southland and perhaps inland Buller.