Heaviest falls today are about north Westland and southern Buller but should ease later as the front slowly flicks by.
Lighter falls have been reported further south and also a shower or two about Banks Peninsula however under warm northwesterly conditions.
Some showers are bearing down towards Taranaki this morning but most of the North Island is in the clear…for now.
A band of rain or showers should have fallen across most areas within the next 24 hours.
Thursday morning sees much of the North Island engulfed in some form of precipitation but apart from eastern areas it mightn’t hang around for very long.
Mainlanders should be mostly dry with just a few showers initially over the northeastern section.
Friday has the potential for a pulse of showers over central and southern parts of the country but dry conditions are likely further north.
The weekend sees a ridge of high pressure over much of the country extending from the Tasman Sea but a sou’ easterly flow over the upper North Island could see a shower or two about Gisborne in amongst partly cloudy skies.
The biggest event over the next seven days does appear to be today/tonight across the South Island and Thursday for the north but still varying amounts are anticipated for much of the country with some hit and misses still possible.