Sunday's national forecast


It's the last day of March and the forecast is for a warm/mild day with a sub-tropical north to north east flow over NZ ahead of a cold front and rain band slowly moving up the country overnight Sunday and across Monday and Tuesday AM. 

It's the next best chance for rain in the dry upper North Island too - but before it arrives most places are dry today with showers here and there around northern NZ and later the West Coast.

ALL OF NZ:
Cloudy areas, especially in the upper North Island with morning showers in eastern Northland, eastern Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty. Fairly cloudy in a number of places first thing. Showers may pop up around the North Isand's interior in to the afternoon. Late rain on the West Coast, heavy overnight and into Monday (watch for Rain Warnings from Government forecaster MetService). N to NE winds building slowly. Much warmer than average around parts of Southland and Otago as the northerly flow kicks in with sunnier skies.
Highs: 20 - 27

- WeatherWatch.co.nz