A front and low lying over the North Island today brings rain for many regions with heavy falls likely especially in the west and north. The South Island is relatively calmer but still expect plenty of cloud about and the chance of a shower or two.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy with morning showers then afternoon rain with heavy falls. Rain easing and mostly clearing for some later in the evening or around midnight as northwest winds change southwest.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain, expect heavy falls for although not becoming heavy about the Central North Island till midday. Rain gradually eases from the south as a southerly change moves through later in the day.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with gusty northwesterly winds, rain about the Wairarapa from morning spreads into Hawkes Bay during the afternoon with a southerly change moving through. Rain moves into Gisborne overnight.
Cloudy with northwesterly winds changing southeasterly during the morning, risk of a shower otherwise dry.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy skies, northwesterly winds die away in the morning then swing round to the east or southeast by midday. Chance of a brief evening shower.
Mostly cloudy with south to southwesterly winds, chance of the odd shower or two. There may be a snow flurry or two down to 500m also.
Morning cloud with the chance of a shower any of which clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning showers with snow to 300m then clearing, showers may not reach into northern parts of Otago as they run out of steam. Sunny areas for the afternoon with westerly quarter winds. Cloud thickens overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz