A series of fronts push northwards over New Zealand today in a southwesterly airflow.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some morning rain then easing to a few showers, clearing evening. Some afternoon sun may break through but expect plenty of high cloud. Showers for Bay Of Plenty and Northland may become heavy with a rumble of thunder in the afternoon then easing evening. Northwesterlies change southwest around midday.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early rain eases to showers, mostly clearing in the afternoon with some sun then breaking through. Northwesterlies tend westerly by midday.
Eastern North Island
High cloud, some sun. A late afternoon or evening southwest change brings a few showers. Drying out for a time at night then by dawn on Sunday a few showers move back in.
Any early showers clear, afternoon sun breaks through. Northwesterlies change southerly overnight with patchy showers or drizzle.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, cloud and a few showers develop in the evening about Marlborough as northwesterly winds change southerly.
Morning sun then showers develop in the afternoon as light winds change southerly, showers may turn to rain for inland areas then easing and clearing overnight.
Some morning rain then easing to showers, clearing in the evening. Sun breaks through at times from afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Morning showers then sunny spells increase from afternoon, a shower or two may linger through till evening otherwise becoming mainly dry. Cool southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz