The weather seems mainly dry this afternoon across the nation after lingering showers or rain clears away this morning and they could clear a little quicker than initially expected however there could still be the odd light shower struggling to stay away along the western coast of the North Island.
Later today and tonight more rain is expected about parts of Westland and Fiordland but the rest of the country seems to be in the clear.
During yesterday afternoon temperatures closed in on the mid 20s for a few regions and rose more than five degrees above normal for the end of April but today two thirds of New Zealand appear somewhat cooler and winds will be doing their best to keep temperatures down just a tad in some places exposed to the south and west.
Tomorrow though could be a bit of a shock to the system for those in the far south and again on Monday as chilly sou’ westers could deliver snow to moderately low levels for a time about elevated inland areas.
Story by WeatherWatch Analyst R.Green