Northwesterlies strengthen today with a cold front pushing onto the lower South Island this evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and some cloud, light west to northwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower or two, west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds for most. Afternoon northeasterlies about Hawkes Bay.
Mostly cloudy with gusty northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud, a few spots of rain possible in the evening. North to northwesterly winds increase in the afternoon.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northwesterly winds increase becoming gusty about inland areas from afternoon. Overnight northwesterlies becoming strong about the high country with a risk of gales.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, rain about Fiordland with heavy falls and possible thunderstorm from afternoon then spreading northwards in the evening / overnight. Freshening northwesterly winds change gusty southwest overnight.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy about Southland, a few showers from afternoon then evening rain with the chance of a heavy fall / thunderstorm as northwesterly winds change strong westerly. Otago has some high cloud with the odd spot of rain possible, later in the evening / overnight showers move in with a gusty west to southwest change.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz