A westerly airflow covers the country, the main front that brought gale northwesterly winds to Canterbury on Tuesday finally moves over the North Island today. The winds associated with it are thankfully not going to be as strong however gusty strong northwesterly winds are still likely, especially in the west. Heavy areas of rain are likely for many in the north today also.
Auckland & Northland
Rain, heavy and possibly thundery at times eases during the afternoon as brisk northwesterly winds change west to southwest. Any remaining showers clear by evening. A few sunny spells may sneak through from afternoon.
Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Rain, heavy at times eases during the afternoon as brisk northwesterly winds change westerly. Any remaining showers clear by evening. A few sunny spells may sneak through from afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Early morning rain clears with sunny spells and high cloud for the rest of the day. Rain takes till afternoon to clear about Gisborne. Gusty northwesterly winds gradually ease.
Western North Island
Early morning rain, possibly heavy easing to the odd shower which clears around midday. Sunny spells gradually develop in the afternoon. Gusty northwesterly winds ease.
Any early showers clear then expect increasing sunny spells, strong to gale northerly winds ease during the afternoon.
Sunny with a few clouds, breezy northwesterlies ease during the day with light winds by evening. Any early morning showers clear.
Sunny with gusty northwesterly winds easing during the day, light winds by evening.
Mainly sunny with light winds, westerly breezes in inland areas.
The odd heavy fall early on eases to showers. Westerly winds.
Early showers and snow flurries to 400m clear, from then on expect mostly sunny weather with some cloud. Brisk westerly winds.
A few early showers and snow flurries to 300m clear with mostly sunny weather developing, west to northwest winds.
Early morning rain and snow flurries to 300m clearing with brisk westerly winds. Expect a mix of sunny spells and some cloud from then onwards. Later in the evening or overnight showers move in again.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz