A breezy northeasterly airflow lies over the country today, meanwhile a front is closing in from in the Tasman Sea bringing rain to the West Coast of the South Island from this afternoon and to Northland by evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with rain moving into Northland by evening and reaching Auckland overnight, there may be a light shower or drizzle patch elsewhere during the day. Patchy drizzle possible about the Bay Of Plenty from morning. Breezy northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloud increasing from morning then expect some overnight patchy rain. East to northeasterly winds brisk about some coastal areas.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, northeasterly winds.
Some morning sun but expect cloud to increase, northeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy about Nelson with northeasterly winds, drizzle at times then rain later in the evening or overnight becoming heavy for a time. Marlborough remains fairly dry with thickening high cloud although expect some rain overnight with heavy falls possible especially about the Sounds.
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northeasterly winds breezy at times about the coast. Chance spot of rain overnight mainly inland.
Cloudy with breezy northeasterly winds, patchy drizzle by midday for most. Rain moves into South Westland during the afternoon then further north in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud with northeasterly winds, high cloud clears away overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz