Northerlies change to the west this afternoon over the North Island while southwesterly winds sweep northwards over the South Island. Most regions can expect rain or showers today with gusty winds for the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some rain, possibly heavy then easing to showers around midday as northwest winds change gusty westerly. Showers mostly clearing in the evening although one or two may remain in the west.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of rain (heavy about Taranaki and possible the Central North Island) then easing to showers in the afternoon as northerlies tend gusty west to northwest.
Eastern North Island
Spells of rain, clearing in the afternoon as breezy northerly winds change westerly. Rain may not clear Gisborne till evening.
Showers breaking to mainly dry weather in the afternoon, perhaps some late sun. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Some rain then clearing around midday to a drier afternoon as northerlies tend breezy northwest. Some sun may break through from afternoon also.
Spits of rain possible with thick high cloud then showers moves northwards this afternoon as northerlies change southwest, showers clear overnight. Parts of North Canterbury mainly inland may remain fairly dry.
Morning rain possibly heavy then easing to showers around midday as northerlies change southwest. Showers clear overnight.
Southland & Otago
Morning rain then easing to showers in the afternoon as northerlies change westerly, showers mostly clearing in the evening although not clearing coastal Otago till overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz