The cloud continues to thicken across New Zealand as a developing low pressure system moves in from the Tasman Sea.
As of 3:45pm rain was falling along the West Coast, Southland, Nelson and the Far North . WeatherWatch.co.nz predicts most western and northern places will see rain by evening but it’s likely to be mostly light.
The northerly flow ahead of the front means most places will be in for a warm night. Temperatures remain steady around 12 to 14 across the upper part of New Zealand with temperatures not expected to fall very much after dark. Overnight lows for many northern and western regions will be around the 9 to 11 degree mark.
Meanwhile further south a gusty northerly remains in Wellington with winds averaging 35/h and gusting to 50km/h. To Wellingtonians that’s simply a breeze.
Some eastern areas of the South Island remain cold this afternoon with Dunedin only on 6 degrees. It’s a little warmer in Christchurch on 10.
Tonight temperatures are likely to drop to the low single digits across the South Island’s east coast.