A weak low will cross and clear the North Island today bringing a burst of rain and showers, then sunny spells increasing.
In the South Island it’s the other way around with clouds increasing and a small area of low pressure, or a trough, forming over the lower South Island bringing rain in tonight.
Wellington has another cloudy day but winds will be variable with a dry end to the day.
Here are the regional forecasts for Thursday… don’t forget to check your HOURLY forecasts for local detail today…
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A period rain then becoming dry with sunny spells later. West to north west winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with some rain moving through for a time then becoming dry with sunny spells later. North West winds.
Eastern North Island
Cloud thickening and a few showers or spits of rain for a time – but low very low accumulations for most. More rain in Wairarapa. Humid warm north to north west winds for most.
Cloudy with some rain developing and moving through. Dry later. Variable winds.
High: 18 – 20
Marlborough & Nelson
Fairly cloudy with rain in Cook Strait brushing Nelson and Marlborough’s coastal sides. Mainly dry inland. Variable wind directions.
Highs: 20 – 24
Cooler in the mountains to start with but mild day for most with varying winds, more southerly in coastal areas.
Highs: 19 – 25
Mostly cloudy with the chance of a drizzle patch, otherwise dry. Rain towards Fiordland later. Sou’westers.
Highs: 18 to 21
Southland & Otago
Fairly cloudy and cool in coastal areas with the chance of a shower, especially later with rain possible overnight. A mix of sun and cloud elsewhere and warmest through Central Otago.