A front moves northwards over the South Island today, with breezy northwesterlies ahead of the front then changing southerly in behind. A west to northwesterly airflow lies over the North Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas with the risk of a shower, mainly Auckland southwards. Breezy westerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, breezy to brisk westerly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Sunny spells with strengthening northwesterly winds, a few showers overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, a few spots of rain possible afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. Northwesterlies becoming gusty after midday.
Mostly sunny, breezy northwesterly winds. A late afternoon or evening southerly change brings increasing cloud.
Rain, heavy at times then easing to showers in the evening as northwesterlies tend southwest later in the day.
Southland & Otago
A few showers develop about Southland in the morning. Dry at first about Otago then a few showers from afternoon. Brisk to strong westerlies tend southwest during the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz