It will be a wet start to Sunday for most North Islanders. The remnants of the rain overnight will be slow to clear out this morning.
Even this afternoon, there will still be some spotty showers about the North Island. It shouldn’t be as widespread as this morning. However, a few showers can’t be ruled out anywhere on the NI today. By tonight, the showers should be reduced to just a few spots on the North Island. Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and the lower regions of the island could still see some precipitation after sunset.
The South Island is a bit of a different story.
A few showers will dot the upper half of the island this morning. But those should clear out by this afternoon, although a few lingering showers along the West Coast are possible. The rest of the island is looking dry, if not a bit on the cloudy side.
Temperatures today will be decidedly chilly on the South Island. Highs will be in the single digits about Southland and Otago. The rest of the island will struggle to reach the mid teens.
On the North Island, highs will be in the mid teens in most areas. The lower sections of the island will probably stay in the 10-13 degree range.
By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph