Mostly patchy rain or showers are falling at either end of the country this morning and only a few moderate falls have fallen.
In both cases more persistent rain was forecast by the middle of the morning but both systems are taking time to fully get underway.
The subtropical low still has most of its energy to the northwest of the country and has broken up a little as its reached our northern shores.
“it’s more like a false start than much else at the moment” says weather analyst Richard Green. “But as the day wears on we’re expecting more moisture across northern and far southern areas of the country”.
WeatherWatch suggests that once the low is fully onboard the rain will become more widespread over the North Island however showery areas for this morning can lull us into a false sense of security.
“There might be a few people thinking is this all we’re going to get? Well in the last couple of hours the low has been kind of playing with us” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan. “It’s teasing us a little with just these patchy conditions but we’re far from finished yet”.
Southern and western parts of Southland, parts of southern Firodland and Stewart island have seen showers come and go but nothing much more as yet.
The front is very slowing moving but again more rain is likely to settle inthroughout the day but the big question is where exactly and how much will fall.