Upper North Island
Cloudy areas and occasional showers, winds brisk to strong from the southwest. Some eastern places like the Bay Of Plenty see more frequent sunny / dry periods through the day although there may be a few early morning showers which then clear.
Lower North Island
Cloudy areas in the west with the odd shower at times, long dry spells too. Winds generally gusty from the southwest strong for Taranaki. Morning showers clear out east then sunny areas develop, west to southwest winds. Mostly sunny about Wellington with southerly winds tending northwest this afternoon, a late evening southerly change brings cloud
Upper South Island
Mostly cloudy in the west with the odd shower about, west to southwest winds. Mostly sunny for Nelson and Marlborough, Canterbury has a mostly sunny day also then mid to late afternoon a strong cold southwest change moves in. Gales develop near the coast, possible severe gales later on for Banks Peninsula. Expect showers with this southwest change and a risk of hail which clears overnight for most although remaining for Banks Peninsula. There could be a coastal thunderstorm about late afternoon / evening and perhaps overnight for Banks Peninsula. Snow flurries with the change that goes through Canterbury sit around 400m at first then lowering to 200m in the evening.
Lower South Island
Strong cold southwesterlies develop this morning bringing wintry showers and a risk of small hail, chance of a thunderstorm too. Winds rising to gale this afternoon about coastal Otago. Snow to 500m at first this morning then lowering to near sea level this afternoon. Parts of South Westland and Fiordland see occasional showers then clearing in the afternoon and sunny areas develop as westerlies change southeast.
on 24/05/2015 4:50am
I thought that low from the north would be better than it was we only got 30 mils from it….. gee you can get that from any low very poor for a northern low
on 23/05/2015 8:43pm
Hi WW. This rain event has given us 53mm which is great for us just south of Waipu. Woke this morning to sunshine pouring in between quick showers as you have forecasted from the south west. Wind is brisk but what little heat is in the sun is making it feel quite refreshing. A few days of sunshine now will go down well as I’m sure our urban friends will agree.