A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, meanwhile a cold southwest change hits the lower South Island this morning moving northwards to reach the lower North Island overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud with westerly winds, may be a shower or two about.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud with the odd shower, showers becoming heavier overnight as northwest winds change southwest.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, an overnight southwest change for Wairarapa brings rain.
A mix of sun and cloud, overnight rain as gusty northwest winds change strong southerly.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with northwesterly winds picking up in the afternoon, overnight rain with a south to southwest change. Rain may become heavy for Marlborough especially in the south.
Mostly sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud. A strong southwest change in the evening brings rain, rain becomes heavy overnight for North Canterbury.
Cloudy with showers, heavy rain moves into Fiordland in the morning then pushes northwards reaching North Westland in the afternoon. Northwesterlies change southerly in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny then late morning / around midday a fresh southwest change brings rain, easing to showers in the evening then clearing overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz