After a dry few days rain is on the way for those in the South Island – turning to showers by the time it reaches the lower North Island.
A slow moving front will drift up the South Island today bringing a cool southerly change into Canterbury and Christchurch by night time.
Rain may be heavy at times in the ranges of the South Island’s West Coast.
By Friday the front will move into the lower North Island bringing mostly just showers and cooler southerlies – and by the weekend those showers are expected to clear for most regions.
The upper North Island will remain dry for the rest of the week and weekend.
WeatherWatch.co.nz has consistently predicted since last Friday a mix of sun and cloud for most of the working week this week cross the Auckland region however the nor’east flow over the upper North Island can be a little unpredictable as far as showers and drizzle patches go.
At this stage WeatherWatch.co.nz maintains Auckland will remain mostly dry but a few very isolated and brief drizzle patches are possible around the Hauraki Gulf and near the coast around Bay of Plenty, eastern Coromandel and eastern Northland tonight and on Friday.
Homepage image / Looking east towards Coromandel / Keith Morgan