Today sees the most unsettled conditions for the country as a whole for more than a fortnight but still a large chunk will be fairly dry.
The most significant rain is set to move up the West Coast of the South Island and a few falls moving over Southland and parts of Otago later today.
The Far North is also looking quite humid with easterlies and drizzly showers also on the cards.
The hottest areas appear to be over Marlborough and mainly eastern areas of the North Island with the low thirties a distinct possibility.
Nelson could see some rain today for the first time after a sunny and dry spell but temperatures are set to remain in the low 20s.
Homepage image of rain arriving in Fiordland