A moderate to strong northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front moving onto the lower South Island this afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas with west to southwesterly winds, any showers about in the early morning clear.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud with the chance of a shower, mainly morning. West to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mainly sunny with west to northwesterly winds.
Sunny areas with brisk to strong northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, northwesterly winds becoming gusty after midday for Marlborough.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, chance spot of rain later in the evening otherwise mainly dry. Northwesterly winds, a little gusty at times from afternoon mainly inland.
Showers, a period of rain moves through South Westland in the afternoon reaching North Westland by evening. Rain may be heavy for a time with thunderstorms.
Southland & Otago
Showers then some rain, moving into Southland around midday then Otago during the afternoon before clearing away in the evening. Strong west to northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz