A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today bringing showers in the west and far south, a few showers getting into Canterbury at times too especially near the coast. Tomorrow a deep large low moves onto New Zealand and with it comes some very unsettled weather and snow to low levels for the South Island especially later in the day.
Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional showers, sunny spells now and then. Gusty southwesterly winds. Bay Of Plenty has a dry day with a mix of sun and cloud.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud and a shower or two, breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with westerly winds, any early showers clear Gisborne and Mahia Peninsula. Mid to late afternoon southwesterlies freshen about Wairarapa bringing a few showers.
Morning sun and some high cloud, southerlies freshen in the afternoon bringing the risk of a shower or two, clearing evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, westerlies tend to the southwest in the afternoon.
Some sun first thing then cloud develops in the morning as southerlies freshen, perhaps a shower also mainly near the coast. Sun breaks through again in the afternoon. In the evening southerlies freshen again bringing cloud and further coastal showers.
Occasional showers, snow flurries to 600m about Fiordland, lowering a touch by evening. West to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers with gusty westerlies, tending a little more to the southwest in the afternoon. It may dry out a touch for Otago mid morning till early afternoon then showers move back in. Snow flurries to 600m in the morning lowering to 400m at night for Southland. Otago has snow flurries above 700m then lowering to 400m at night.