A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front moving onto the lower South Island later this evening / overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with a shower or two, especially from afternoon. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly dry day with more frequent areas of sun. Southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with a few showers, south to southwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
A dry morning with some sun possible then cloud thickens up in the afternoon with a few showers moving in, showers more likely by evening. Southwesterlies, picking up after midday.
Mostly cloudy, a few showers mainly morning. Southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
A few morning showers then afternoon sunny spells, southwesterly winds.
Morning showers (mainly coastal) then some sun starts to break through from afternoon. Southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Sunny spells about South Westland, cloudier further north with the risk of a shower or two. Becoming mostly cloudy in the evening for most with a few showers moving into most areas, rain pushes through overnight as southwesterlies freshen.
Southland & Otago
Morning showers clear coastal Otago then sun develops from afternoon, early cloud breaks to increasing sun elsewhere. Winds are light then overnight a southwest change moves in bringing rain.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz