A westerly airflow lies over the North Island today while a low pressure system moves over the upper South Island this afternoon / evening. More settled for the lower South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, cloud more frequent about the Waikato. Westerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy with patchy rain or showers, west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy about the Wairarapa with the odd spot of rain, further north expect sunny spells however a few isolated showers possible late afternoon / evening. Winds generally tending northwest however about coastal Hawkes Bay and Gisborne expect afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Cloudy with patchy showers or some rain for a time, northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy with patchy showers or some rain moving in this afternoon then clearing overnight. Light northerlies.
Mostly cloudy with east to northeasterly winds, some rain moving in this afternoon more so Banks Peninsula northwards with only a light shower or two further south. Rain may be heavy for a time late afternoon / evening then clearing overnight.
Mostly cloudy with rain moving in north of about Hokitika by midday, rain may be heavy then easing later this evening. Variable winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny spells with light winds, low risk of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about inland areas. Coastal Otago fairly cloudy with east to northeast winds.Highs: 14-21
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz