A broad area of low pressure lies in the Tasman Sea, extending out from this low is a few fronts / troughs bringing areas of rain or showers to New Zealand today.
Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.
Rain about Wellington through to Taranaki this morning (heavy at times about Taranaki), rain also about Northland then showers down through to Bay Of Plenty in the east. Rain becoming more widespread about the upper North Island this afternoon with heavy falls possible, rain also starts to ease about Northland later. Dry in the east but this evening rain spreads from the west into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Showers for the West Coast, rain about Nelson and Marlborough clearing away this afternoon although showers linger about the Marlborough Sounds through till evening. Showers about Southland and coastal Otago clear away this morning then dry. Elsewhere for the eastern South Island sees high cloud and some sun.