For the first time in six weeks New Zealand should see a smattering of rain or showers today or tonight at some point for about half of the country.
Heaviest falls are set to continue over the West Coast with a rain warning in place but pockets of rain or showers could gradually spread elsewhere to other areas throughout the day.
Still it seems that it won’t be overly heavy and eastern areas of the North Island could see the least rain today.
WeatherWatch believes at least it’s a start with a change in the weather pattern and also hot on the heels after the entire North Island was declared a drought zone just a couple of days ago.
It doesn’t appear to be a drought breaker but those living in Westland today should see a few smiles.
Colder southerlies are expected to advance up the South Island tomorrow with some rain likely to fall across eastern areas.