Ex Tropical Cyclone Hola departs moving southeastwards today away from the east of the North Island meanwhile a southwesterly airflow spreads over New Zealand.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, may be a shower or two at times especially in the west. The Bay Of Plenty is mainly dry with sunny spells. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mainly dry morning then a few showers possible from afternoon, west to northwesterly winds freshen (strong near some coastal areas). Sunny spells at times.
Eastern North Island
Morning showers clear then becoming sunny, strong coastal southwesterlies at first then easing and tending more westerly by midday. A few showers may move into Wairarapa in the evening.
Mostly sunny, a few evening showers possible as breezy northwesterly winds change westerly.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, late afternoon or evening a southwest change moves in bringing showers, chance of an isolated heavy fall (mainly coastal Marlborough) then clearing around midnight.
Morning sun and some high cloud then showers push in this afternoon as a southerly change moves through. Showers clearing in the evening for some however lingering about South Canterbury through to Banks Peninsula then clearing overnight.
Areas of rain, showers from afternoon. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Occasional showers, easing in the evening about Southland. Otago sees morning showers then long dry / sunny spells develop from afternoon, perhaps becoming mainly dry for some. Brisk west to southwesterly winds, strong about some coastal areas.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz