As a big low is centred to the west of the South Island in the Tasman Sea today we can expect to see the weather for New Zealand start to deteriorate across many regions. Generally this spell of unsettled weather is looking to hang around for most of the country through till Monday then a break on Tuesday before a blustery southwest change on Wednesday brings cooler temperatures.
The main pointers for today will be the South Island is looking mostly wet, heavy rain for the West Coast at times. Heavy rain moves into Tasman by midday then Nelson late afternoon or evening. Southland and most of Otago is looking mainly dry.
For the North Island expect thick high cloud for most, scattered rain for the lower North Island. About the upper North Island there is the chance of a shower from afternoon then rain moves in this evening out west as a front closes in.
The best temperatures today are looking to be about Gisborne and Waikato / Northland, high’s of 19 to 20 degrees possible.
Image – Saturday 7th October 4:00pm Rain / MSLP map – weathermap.co.nz