Updated: Not so many showers in the forecast for northern NZ today as our pervious update stated.
A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a broad area of low pressure to the northwest in the Tasman Sea.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny at first then cloudy areas. Mainly dry but some risk of an isolated shower, more so from afternoon and then clearing in the evening. Showers a little more likely about the Waikato than elsewhere. Northwesterly winds. A mild afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, a shower or two about coastal fringe areas spreading elsewhere in the afternoon. Showers clear in the evening. Some rain at times for Taranaki. Northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy with the odd spit or shower possible in the morning, sunny areas increase from afternoon. Brisk northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, morning high cloud clears away. Early showers about the Marlborough Sounds clear. Northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny, any morning high cloud clears. Light northwesterly winds.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, some morning rain about South Westland eases. Northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Some morning sun then cloud increases about Southland, chance of a shower from afternoon as westerly winds become strong. Otago sees any early rain clear then sunny areas increase, northwesterlies.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz