A low continues to lie over New Zealand today, the South Island more specifically. A few fronts moving around the top of this low (over the North Island) bring in some heavy showers with a chance of thunderstorms.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, a burst of rain moves through in the morning (thunderstorms possible) then again in the afternoon as gusty northerlies change westerly.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain with a chance of heavy falls and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning then another risk in the evening. Northerlies tend northwest by midday.
Eastern North Island
Morning cloud and scattered rain breaks to sun, some rain spreads from the west for much of the day into Wairarapa. Northeasterlies tend northwest around midday.
Rain eases to showers in the afternoon, northwesterlies may change to the south later in the day.
Marlborough & Nelson
Rain or showers, easing in the afternoon with only the odd spit remaining. A mostly cloudy day but some sun may break through before evening. West to northwesterly winds.
Cloudy areas, there could be a shower, mainly out on Banks Peninsula later in the day. Light winds tend southwest in the afternoon.
Showers with northeasterlies changing southwest later in the day.
Southland & Otago
Rain for Southland, moving into coastal Otago in the afternoon, Central Otago has a few spits or showers. southeasterlies tend southerly in the afternoon for Southland. West to southwesterly winds for Otago.