Updated Maps 11:09am — A front pushes northwards over the South Island today bringing heavy rain in the west, strong northwesterlies in the east with gusts to gale force. These gales (and severe gales inland) move into the lower North Island later today/tonight. The North Island has a mild northwesterly airflow and mainly dry for today.
Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, southwesterlies tend to the northwest in the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud, a few showers moving in later in the evening. Northwesterly winds, blustery about Kapiti.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, a touch of high cloud possible. Light northwesterlies, winds may tend northeast in the afternoon for Hawkes Bay.
Cloudy areas with a few showers later in the evening, northwesterlies strengthen rising to gale from afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with north to northwesterly winds strengthening, gusting to gale force at times from afternoon for Marlborough. Some rain spreads into Nelson later in the afternoon from the west, a few spits reaching Marlborough in the evening.
Sunny areas and some high cloud with northwesterlies strengthening, gales possible in the afternoon. Expect rain in the high country pushing over from the west. Winds start to ease in the evening then overnight southerlies bring a few showers.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms. Gusty northerlies change to the northwest in the afternoon. Rain eases to showers in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with some rain. Coastal Otago has some sun and high cloud, rain for a time from late afternoon. Rain clears coastal Otago in the evening. Gusty northwesterlies tend to the west during the afternoon.
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