A low to the east of the country drags in a southwesterly airflow over New Zealand today but it will gradually ease especially for the South Island.
Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.
Showers this morning for the upper North Island, possibly heavy with a risk of thunder then easing from this afternoon, westerlies change to the southwest around midday. Showers about Taranaki through to Wellington for most of today, easing from this evening. Showers about Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne may see early spots of rain then drying out for a time before southwesterlies freshen this afternoon bringing in showers.
Mostly sunny for the West Coast, Buller may see a shower or two from afternoon though. Nelson and Marlborough sees a few early showers clear, dry for a time then cloud thickens and a few showers move back in again during the afternoon. Otago Peninsula up through to Canterbury has a bit of a cloudy day with showers, easing this afternoon and drying up by this evening. Southland and the rest of Otago has morning cloud break to a few sunny spells, mainly dry but a shower or two is possible about some coastal spots.