A large high sits in the Tasman Sea today directing a southwesterly airflow over New Zealand, a warm front pushes northwards over the country during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, there may be a few showers in the west at times from western Auckland through to western Northland. Late afternoon / evening most places have the chance of a few isolated showers. South to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, turning to rain around midday then easing back to showers in the evening. Taranaki may stay fairly dry apart from a few showers late afternoon / evening. Snow about the Central Plateau to 600m for a time. South to southwesterly winds. Coldest temperatures about higher parts of the Central Plateau.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, some rain about the Wairarapa from midday then easing in the evening. Southwesterly winds.
Showers turning to rain in the morning, easing back in the evening. Southerly winds becoming strong in the afternoon with gales through Cook Strait.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloud thickens, rain develops late morning then clears late afternoon. Southerly winds freshen around midday.
Morning rain, easing to showers in the afternoon then clearing away. A shower or two may linger about Banks Peninsula and parts of North Canterbury for the rest of the day. Fresh cool Sou’West winds.
Morning cloud with the chance of a shower then becoming mostly sunny, south to southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, may be a shower or two about, mainly for Southland otherwise fairly dry. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz