A weak cold front falls apart over the North Island today bringing cloud to the west and only a few showers.
Rain eases on the West Coast today with a dry end to the day (or mostly dry).
High pressure just holds over Northland but elsewhere we’re in the squash zone with windier west to south west winds in a number of areas.
Refer to your local HOURLY forecast to drill down deeper, or visit www.RuralWeather.co.nz.
Here are the regional forecasts for Thursday
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy periods and the risk of a few isolated showers in the western side. Bay of Plenty and eastern Northland are looking quite sunny. West to SW winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy periods and a few showers, otherwise dry.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with westerlies turning windier southerly later.
Finally some sunny spells! Strong northerlies easing and becoming more variable later.
High: 18 or 19
Marlborough & Nelson
Becoming sunnier with west to south west winds in Nelson, more SE in Marlborough area.
Highs: 18 – 22
Westerly quarter winds and mostly sunny. A cold start in the high country.
Rain easing to showers with sunny spells developing. Westerlies.
Highs: 15 or 16
Southland & Otago
Cloudy in Southland with varying cloud elsewhere but sunnier to the north. Showers in coastal southland.