A classic spring set up today with a cold front moving into the country from the west with warm nor’westers ahead of the front and a colder southerly change coming in behind it tonight and overnight for many areas. Monday looks cooler in most regions, especially those in the north and east.
Warm north to north west winds with clouds increasing from the west and rain developing in the west – spreading east slowly across the day and into tonight. Winds turning westerly later. Can rule out a western thunderstorm.
Highs: 15 to 24
Rain heavy on the West Coast with isolated thunderstorms. Rain spilling over into Nelson and some other eastern areas – but only light spits or the odd shower in coastal Otago or Canterbury. Fairly mild winds from the northerly quarter, turning westerly later with a cold southerly change arriving at night in the south. A few West Coast thunderstorms.
Highs: 7 to 17 (coldest in the south, warmest in the north east)