A large deep low is centred west of New Zealand today and will likely bring some inclement weather especially to the west of the North Island with heavy falls and thunderstorms on the cards.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain, heavy at times with thunderstorms possible for Northland in the morning then spreading into the other regions in the afternoon. Winds are gusty from the northeast then tend northwest as the front moves through at which point rain eases to showers, afternoon for Northland and evening further south. Showers could still contain sharp heavy falls though with thunder still possible
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy, showers for most then afternoon rain possibly heavy with thunderstorms. Brisk northeasterly winds tend northwest in the evening.
Eastern North Island
Cloudy with breezy northeasterly winds, spells of rain start pushing over from the west in the afternoon then clear later in the evening or around midnight.
Cloudy with the odd morning shower then afternoon areas of rain, northerly quarter winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with areas of rain, persistent for much of the day but not becoming heavier till late afternoon in Marlborough then easing there later in the evening. Breezy northeasterly winds.
Morning high cloud with spots of rain possible, afternoon sunny areas with northeasterly winds.
Spells of rain or showers with northeasterly winds, showers may become heavy with thunder later in the day.
Southland & Otago
Any morning showers clear then sunny areas develop this afternoon, still plenty of cloud about though. Light winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz