A northwesterly airflow strengthens over New Zealand today, a cold front moves onto the lower South Island this evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any morning mid level cloud breaks then expect sunny areas and some high cloud. West to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning mid level cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, overnight rain. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light northwesterlies.
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, strengthening northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northwesterlies becoming gusty later in the evening. Overnight spots of rain.
Increasing high cloud with northerly winds, evening spots of rain possible. Heavy rain develops about the high country in the evening.
Patchy showers in the morning then rain develops by midday about Fiordland, rain becoming heavy then easing overnight. Rain moves into North Westland in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, may be a spit or shower about Southland. Rain develops for most areas in the evening. Northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz