A low pressure system is centred off the West Coast of the South Island with a front slowly passing over the country from the west.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
The odd shower then rain from afternoon, possibly heavy in the evening / overnight. Breezy north to northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain, a little more persistent from afternoon (heavy about Taranaki with gales). Breezy northeasterly winds. Conditions ease overnight however rain may stay heavy about the Central North Island especially in the north.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with scattered rain about the Wairarapa spreading into Hawkes Bay late afternoon / evening, gusty northeasterly winds.
Patchy rain, more persistent from afternoon. Breezy to brisk north to northeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Rain with heavy falls especially about Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds, coastal Marlborough perhaps a little less although some rain may be heavy for a time afternoon / evening. Breezy northeasterly winds.
Rain eases then clears this afternoon, some sun may even break through. Light winds.
Heavy rain eases during the afternoon. Breezy northeasterlies ease.
Southland & Otago
Cloud builds this morning, rain or showers move in this afternoon as light winds tend southeasterly.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz