A cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Thursday, a change within this flow pushes into the eastern North Island bringing rain or showers as can be seen in the map below. Showers also occur for the western North Island although totals are on the low side.
Morning showers clear northeastern parts of the South Island then about Southland expect a showery day with cold breezy west to southwest winds. Mainly dry elsewhere in the south apart from a chilly start for inland areas.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz