A southerly airflow brings wet weather to the south and east of the North Island today, drier further west. Some ridging over the South Island brings settled conditions but fairly cloudy in the east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud for most, the Bay Of Plenty has a mostly sunny day. South to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning rain then easing in the afternoon, any remaining showers clear in the evening. Taranaki has morning showers then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. Breezy southerly winds strong about the coast.
Eastern North Island
Heavy rain about Wairarapa eases to showers in the afternoon, further north there may be some morning sun then showers move in around midday as southwesterlies freshen.
Early rain eases to the odd patchy shower, gusty southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloud breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon, southerly winds.
A mostly cloudy day with cool southerly winds, there may be a drizzle patch or two mainly about inland areas.
Sunny with light south to southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Some morning cloud then mostly sunny, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz