Ex Tropical Cyclone Dovi descends into the Tasman Sea today from up north, tied into it is a stationary front which lies across central New Zealand bringing very heavy rain. Very humid northerlies for the North Island today, southerly winds further south.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Hot, humid and mostly cloudy. Occasional shower also, perhaps an isolated downpour and thunderstorm in the afternoon for Waikato. Quite tropical feeling. North to northeasterly winds pick up later in the day, strong to gale overnight north of Auckland.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain with heavy falls possible, especially the further south you go. Winds from the south although tending more to the north about Taranaki and the Central Plateau. Northerlies will be very humid.
Eastern North Island
South of about Napier expect rain with heavy falls and southeasterly winds, further north conditions are drier, hotter and more humid with high cloud and northerly winds.
Rain with heavy falls from afternoon, south to southeasterly winds strengthen overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
Rain, becoming persistent from afternoon and heavy overnight. South to southeasterly winds freshen up later in the day.
Cloudy with showers developing in the morning, rain from afternoon as light winds tend to the south. Rain becoming heavy in the evening for northern parts of North Canterbury.
High cloud and some sun, rain north of about Greymouth from afternoon. Southerly quarter winds.
Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud for Southland, chance of a shower mainly morning then again in the evening. Otago has cloudier skies with showers, especially in the morning then easing afternoon. South to southwesterly winds.