Large high pressure lies to the east of NZ bringing in a windy east to north east flow in the upper North Island and mild winds elsewhere.
Rain will affect parts of Northland, with showers and drizzle patches further south in surrounding areas.
Heavy rain will fall over the West Coast.
Refer to www.RuralWeather.co.nz to view more rainfall data and graphs in your local area.
Most of the New Zealand is warmer than average today, especially the South Island.