The North Island is in for a fairly settled day today. A few showers will be possible about the Bay of Plenty and East Cape/Northern Gisborne thanks to the onshore flow that will be developing. The best chance for that will be during the late afternoon and early evening. A few showers are also possible about Wellington and Taranaki today.
Otherwise, the NI should be dry. Both Auckland and Hamilton can expect a mix of sun and clouds.
The majority of the rain will fall on the South Island’s West Coast and Nelson regions. Rain has been falling around Westport this morning and will continue to do so throughout the day. Some heavy rain is expected. Government forecaster MetService has heavy rain warnings in effect for the ranges of Buller and Westland north Otira/Arthurs Pass.
Christchurch may see a few showers this morning. Dunedin should have a dry and settled day with a a mix of sun and clouds.
By WeatherWatch.co.nz Analyst Howard Joseph