Skies are expected to fairly damp for much of the country at some point today with gusty winds slowly easing.
Temperatures might not necessarily be that cool but rain or showers are predicted at some stage for more than 90% of the nation.
Winds are expected to be from the north or west but a cooler sou’ west change is likely to move up the mainland. This should see an easing of the rain in the east to just a few showers following the front later.
Tomorrow heralds the shortest day and although temperatures are expected to be cool in the south, much of the North island should see sunshine in northern and eastern districts which should see the mercury sitting comfortably in the mid to high teens.
A changeable week is likely with showers and sunshine but the coldest conditions of the winter season shouldn’t be arriving over the next few days.