A cold front pushes northwards over New Zealand today, northwesterlies ahead of the front then changing colder southwest in behind.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of cloud and occasional sun, may be an isolated shower or two about also. A period of rain overnight as northwesterlies change southwest.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, rain moves in late afternoon. Northwesterlies change southeast in the evening then rain clears overnight.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, rain moves into Wairarapa in the afternoon then Hawkes Bay / Gisborne in the evening as northwesterlies change southwest.
Dry then afternoon rain as strong northwesterly winds change cooler southerly, rain clears late evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
A dry morning with high cloud, rain develops around midday as north to northwesterly winds change gusty southerly. Rain clears evening.
Morning rain, easing to showers in the afternoon then clearing evening. Snow lowers to 300m before clearing. Fresh southwesterly winds.
Morning rain with heavy falls then clearing in the afternoon as northwesterlies change southwest, sun breaks through once rain clears.
Southland & Otago
Early rain eases to the odd shower, becoming less frequent during the day and clearing evening. Sun breaks through at times from afternoon. A few snow flurries to 300 or possibly even 200m. Cold southwesterlies die out overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz