A cold southerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, strong for the North Island then easing this evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with some cloud at times, there may be a morning shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Breezy southerly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of rain with fresh south to southeasterly winds, rain eases overnight. About Taranaki skies are drier with just the chance of a shower, mainly morning then some sun breaks through.
Eastern North Island
Rain with heavy falls possible, gusty southerly winds.
Morning rain eases to showers, brisk to strong southerly winds with gales likely through Cook Strait.
Marlborough & Nelson
A mix of sun and cloud with fresh gusty southerly winds, strong about the Marlborough coast.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, the odd light snow flurry to 500m. Fresh cool southwesterly winds.
Sunny with southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Chance of an early shower then cloud breaks to sunny spells in the morning, southwesterlies tend southeast during the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz