A trough in the Southern Ocean is producing unstable weather around New Zealand, with the west coast most affected by wet weather and driest in the east.
Early drizzle patches clear in the upper North Island but showers and drizzly light rain around Taranaki to Manawatu will drift into Waikato/Central Plateau during the day. Dry elsewhere but may still be fairly cloudy. Winds from the westerly quarter. A warm day from Wakato northwards especially, with sunny spells developing.
Highs: 17 to 25
Rain continues on the West Coast with heavy falls spreading north. Watch for possible slips. Some spits and patchy rain spilling over into Southland, Otago and a few parts of Canterbury, otherwise dry in the east and north. Westerly quarter winds. A cooler day.
Highs: 11 to 22