A front moves across the country today from west to east, winds gusty from the northeast ahead of the front and changing north to northwest after the front moves through. Rain affects most parts of the country heavy in some regions especially the top of the South Island and the Bay Of Plenty.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain with heavy falls, moving southwards during the day easing about Auckland this afternoon and not easing about the Bay Of Plenty till evening. Gusty northeasterly winds change more moderate northwest.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain may be heavy at first in the morning then easing and mostly clearing early afternoon, the odd shower may hang about for the rest of the day. Gusty northeasterly winds ease a little and tend northerly around midday.
Eastern North Island
Rain with brisk northeasterly winds, rain may be heavy about East Cape from afternoon. Rain clears in the evening as winds change lighter northwest.
Drizzle turning to rain in the morning, easing late afternoon. Strong easterlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Rain with heavy falls developing in the morning, rain eases late afternoon. Heavy snow above 700m. Gusty southeasterly winds.
Cloudy with morning drizzle then turning to rain around midday, rain may be heavy. Easterly winds brisk about the coast. Snow to 600 or perhaps 500m.
Mainly cloudy with rain about Buller slipping southwards during the morning. Winds from the southeast will be strong gusting to gale especially about Buller.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy with breezy easterly winds, drizzle in the afternoon then some rain by evening. Some snow above 600m in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz