Most regions around New Zealand can expect wet weather due to a cold southwesterly airflow on Tuesday, South Westland however is mainly dry due to the sheltering nature of the main divide.
Becoming much drier on Wednesday, showers ease and clear western Northland in the afternoon. Morning rain for the eastern North Island may be heavy then gradually easing and clearing at night. At the other end of the country expect showers for Fiordland.
Over the next 7 days we can see most regions experience some rain or showers, eastern Northland and parts of South Canterbury / North Otago look likely to be the driest spots. The West Coast of the South Island gets the bulk of the rain with most of this arriving Monday next week.
For rainfall accumulation maps for 1, 2 and 3 days out please visit our new maps page: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/maps-radars/rain/accumulative-rainfall
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz