A cold southwesterly remains over the country today, conditions are easing however for some. Eastern regions will still experience strong southwesterly winds during the day, heavy showers with a chance of hail and thunder clear some North Island regions this morning.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, some heavy with hail and thunder then mostly clearing by midday. Afternoon sunny areas with the chance of a remaining shower still passing through for western areas, southwesterly winds gusty about Auckland and Northland.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning showers clear then expect afternoon sunny spells, southwesterlies
ease during the day although remaining brisk at times about Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Showers for much of the day about the Wairarapa, the odd shower for
northern Hawkes Bay and coastal Gisborne during the day then clearing by
evening. Showers contain a risk of hail. Areas tucked in away from the exposed
coastline are drier with cloud breaking to sunny areas by midday. Winds brisk
and cold from the southwest then easing later this evening.
Cloudy periods with the odd shower, a risk of hail too then clearing later
this evening. Strong southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny, breezy southwesterlies ease later in the evening.
Occasional showers for coastal areas with a risk of hail, snow to 400m on
Banks Peninsula (possibly 300m at times) then lifting in the evening. Strong
cold southwesterlies. Inland areas see drier weather with sunny spells, winds
will be chilly though.
Sunny with south to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
The odd shower and snow flurry to 200m clears this morning for most
although the odd shower remaining about coastal Otago with snow flurries lifting
during the day to over 900m by evening. Cold west to southwesterly winds. This
evening a few further showers move through for Southland, no snow expected below
900m this time however.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz