A developed low is located to the north of North Island and is today slowly starting to weaken. Though its track will not cross the countryâ€™s landmass directly, an associated front has brought patchy rain over the upper North Island since Tuesday.
Any rain today is much lighter – just a few spits for some, or patchy showers for others. Coastal Bay of Plenty and Gisborne/East Cape have the highest chances of rain today and possibly and isolated heavier fall.
Another cold front will sweep the western coastline of the South Island from Thursday morning to Friday morning. Rain accumulation in Southland and the West Coast will be around 30 mm at most. Some snow accumulation over the Southern Alps is forecast but not a major event.