A northwesterly airflow lies over the North Island today while southwesterlies develop further south, southwest winds spread to the North Island overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, some may be heavy. Northwesterly winds tend westerly around midday.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and occasional showers, breezy northwesterlies change more west to southwest in the evening at which point there could be a few heavy falls.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Showers, some may be heavy. Gusty north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Thick high cloud, the odd spot of rain possible, mainly morning. Nelson sees more frequent rain. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Some high cloud then showers develop around midday as light winds tend southwest. Showers clear in the evening.
Morning rain then easing to showers, northerlies change cool west to southwest around midday.
Southland & Otago
A few showers with west to southwesterly winds, showers clear in the evening. Parts of coastal Otago may be fairly dry till evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz