A low pressure system moves over Central NZ later today, a front flings onto the western North Island later this afternoon or evening. The far south of the South Island has a mainly settled day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Thickening cloud, mainly dry today but the odd shower about Waikato and Bay Of Plenty later. Rain moves in late afternoon or evening especially Northland through to Waikato by evening then easing overnight. Increasing northerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Patchy rain or showers, more persistent for a time late afternoon / evening about Taranaki. North to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
High cloud, some sun at times. A few showers spreading into Wairarapa at times, more so afternoon / evening. Northerly winds.
Morning rain eases to showers, northerlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Areas of rain with easterlies tending northerly in the afternoon. Rain may be more persistent for a time late afternoon / evening.
Patchy rain, may be more persistent for a time in the evening then easing overnight. Easterly winds.
Mostly sunny for South Westland, North Westland is cloudier with a few showers possible then afternoon rain. Winds are fairly light, tending to the south north of about Greymouth.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny for Southland. Central Otago may see some morning cloud then mostly sunny. Coastal Otago has a mix of sun and cloud, perhaps the risk of a light shower late afternoon / evening, winds from the northeast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz