A cold southerly airflow lies over New Zealand today bringing unsettled weather, showery for most with snow flurries in the ranges of the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, possibly heavy at first in the west then easing. Sunny areas from afternoon also, westerly winds. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly dry day after morning showers clear. Auckland northwards may see some rain move back in again later in the evening or overnight due to an area of low pressure.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning rain, easing to showers by around midday then clearing evening. Sunny spells at times from afternoon also. South to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Showers develop in the morning with a southerly change, possibly heavy at first then easing in the afternoon. Showers not pushing into Gisborne till around midday so sunny there in the morning with westerlies.
Mostly cloudy with showers and cold southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
A few early showers clear then expect sunny areas with cold southerly breezes.
Showers and a risk of small hail with cold southwesterly winds, snow flurries to 600m, perhaps 500m at times. Precipitation easing overnight.
Chance of an early shower, otherwise expect sunny areas with southeasterly breezes.
Southland & Otago
Wintry showers and some small hail with snow flurries to 400mm then clearing in the evening. The odd shower may hang about coastal Otago through the night. Cold south to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz