A low pressure system sits out to the east of New Zealand today, the North Island has westerlies and unstable conditions. A strong southerly airflow for the South Island spreads into the North Island this afternoon and evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, some may be heavy with thunderstorms before easing later in the evening. Gusty westerlies tend southwest later in the day.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, some may be heavy with thunderstorms then easing evening. Westerlies tend southwest later in the day.
Eastern North Island
A few early spots of rain clear then expect sunny spells with northwesterly breezes. Chance of a shower in the afternoon otherwise dry, a greater risk of showers in the evening as westerlies change southwest.
Areas of rain, heavy for a time late afternoon as southerlies rise to gale. Rain then eases later in the evening.
Marlborough & Nelson
Dry at first then showers push through in the afternoon as southwesterly winds become strong / gusty. Showers clear in the evening with cloud breaking.
Rain, possibly heavy then easing to showers late afternoon. Strong southwesterly winds gusting to gale about the coast.
Morning showers clear then sunny areas increase from afternoon, breezy Southerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Rain, possibly heavy in the morning then easing during the day and clearing in the evening. Breezy cold southerly winds, strong about the Otago coastline.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz