High pressure is slipping off NZ today allowing an active cold front to move up the South Island – with a significant temperature drop behind it and heavy rain ahead of it, mainly the western side of the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas with N to NE winds developing. Showers and drizzle patches possible, especially near the eastern coastline.
Eastern North Island
Mostly Sunny with northerly quarter winds
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, especially later in the day. North to NW winds.
Clouds thickening later with windy northerlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
A mix of sun and cloud, late clouds increasing. Some overnight rain or showers.
High cloud thickening and a dry day, but late patchy rain or showers in South Canterbury, heading north overnight.
Showers, turning to rain with heavy falls later. Northerlies turn SW later.
Southland & Otago
Clouds thickening and rain developing. A heavy fall possible. May not reach coastal Otago until late in the day. A late cooler change.