We have a front approaching from the Tasman sea and is bringing rain to the West Coast, with localised heavy downfalls possible and also lighter falls are expected to move across southern areas of the South island later today or this evening.
Clusters of showers have been dotted near eastern areas of Northland and isolated showers are still possible.
There’s a risk of a few showers just west of the upper North Island possible spreading onshore however the risk is low to moderate.
Central and southern parts of the country tomorrow see a band of rain or showers move north as the front slowly wanders through the area. A southerly behind it will see temperatures fall in the east and south.
The weekend suggests a few patchy showers over central and southern areas of the North island but easing off throughout the day whereas the South island is mostly in the clear but some cloud and rain over Firodland could develop.
Sunday see mostly dry conditions for much of the country with any early showers over central North Island districts disappearing and some rain again about the Fiords.
Next week is looking changeable almost for all of New Zealand.
A depression is expected to quickly come onshore on Monday bringing rain to many districts throughout daytime hours or at night.
By Tuesday much of the country is under its influence with steadiest falls, possibly heavy falls, in the north and west but mainly dry across Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.
Wednesday sees rain push across eastern and southern areas with winds picking up from the south.
The next indicator of a rain bearing system is the weekend at the start of the school holidays as an incoming area of low pressure looks likely to envelop the North Island.
It’s still about ten days out and we’ll keep you updated with our next edition of RainWatch tomorrow.