A cold southwesterly airflow for the South Island spreads over the North Island today, showers gradually clear from the south then expect mainly settled weather on Friday.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, possibly heavy with thunder and hail in the afternoon then clearing evening. Westerlies change southwest during the afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, some may be heavy then clearing late afternoon or evening as southwest winds change southerly.
Eastern North Island
Dry at first with some sun, showers with a chance of heavy falls / thunder and hail developing about the Wairarapa in the morning then moving further north in the afternoon.
Showers ease with only the odd one remaining from midday, sun breaks through at times from afternoon. Fresh cool southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Early rain eases to the odd shower, some sun may break through at times from afternoon. Southerly winds for Marlborough, tending northerly for Nelson.
Sunny spells with fresh south to southwesterly winds, showers about inland areas (mainly around the Rakaia Gorge and northwards) clearing in the evening.
Mostly sunny for South Westland, winds tend southerly. North Westland has some cloud and a few showers,
clearing in the evening. Showers about Buller may be heavy in isolated areas during the afternoon. Winds from the southwest.
Southland & Otago
A few morning showers then sunny areas increase, fresh cool southwest winds (strong about the Otago coast) ease in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz