A cold front pushes northwards over New Zealand today bringing in a southwest change, the usual pattern of rain in the west and showers in the east is likely although by the time the front reaches the North Island this evening it will have weakened a touch meaning just showers in the west and east.
Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some cloud, the odd shower in the west. Showers more widespread for a time in the evening as westerlies change gusty southwest. Showers clear overnight.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Increasing cloud, the odd shower. Showers pick up late afternoon or evening for a time as breezy northwesterlies change southwest. Showers clear at night. Snow flurries may lower to 700m for a brief time before clearing at night.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds, late afternoon showers move through Wairarapa with a southwest change, showers push through Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the evening. Showers clear from the south at night.
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, showers develop in the afternoon as northwesterlies become gusty then changing southerly, showers clearing evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Nelson has a few showers develop in the morning, clearing up in the afternoon. Marlborough has a mostly sunny start, there may be some high cloud. In the afternoon a southwest change brings showers then clearing up in the evening. Snow flurries may briefly lower to 700m before clearing for Marlborough.
Dry at first with some sun then late morning southwesterlies rush through bringing showers, perhaps an isolated heavy fall with a rumble of thunder and some hail. There may be some snow down to 600m for a brief time. Showers ease in the afternoon, clearing evening.
Morning heavy rain then easing to showers in the afternoon as gusty northwesterlies change southwest. Conditions may dry out in the afternoon north of Haast through to about Hokitika. Some snow may lower to about 700 or 600m in the ranges.
Southland & Otago
Morning rain then showers for Southland and Southern Otago, sun may break through at times afternoon onwards. Snow flurries to 500, possibly 400m. Showers clear in the afternoon for North Otago becoming dry. Gusty west to southwesterly winds.