An area of low pressure passes over the North Island today, moving from west to east, with some rain this morning, then clearing in the afternoon. The South Island is mainly settled under a ridge of a high pressure, but a northerly airflow gradually develops during the day, however. Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms for the West Coast overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Early rain eases to a few showers and sunny spells, breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of rain, possibly heavy about Taranaki with thunderstorms, then clearing early afternoon with a few sunny areas pushing in. Light winds.
Eastern North Island
Some rain develops in the morning as light winds change southwest, then rain clears late afternoon with clear spells possible later in the day.
A few morning showers clear then mostly sunny with light winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Chance of an early shower otherwise mainly sunny with light winds.
Mostly sunny with light winds tending northeast in the afternoon, perhaps a touch of high cloud, mainly later in the day.
Mostly sunny with north to northeasterly winds. Cloudy about Fiordland with some rain from morning, spreading northwards overnight.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, then a few spots of rain overnight. Light north to northeasterly winds.Highs: 7-10
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz