The area of showers that has moved up the South Island today will moves over the North Island overnight and during tomorrow. These showers are likely to be unstable in nature so anywhere from Wellington through to western Waikato could receive thunderstorms overnight and tomorrow morning in the west, tomorrow the focus shifts a little more to the east coast of the North Island where thunderstorms with hail are possible there in the afternoon after a sunny start.
The South Island will be recovering from the onslaught of wet weather later today and will do so in a rather quick fashion. It will become sunny in the morning on the east coast after any early cloud clears. Nelson is looking to be sunny all day with light winds, some cloud on the West Coast with westerly breezes. About Southland expect some cloud with westerlies, the odd shower may develop late afternoon or evening.
Temperatures will be a bit on the cool side due to the southwesterly airflow the country will be under but we are now in October so extremely cold temperatures are unlikely. Blustery southwesterlies are more likely to be an issue about western Waikato through to Northland during the day.
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By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz