A cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today as a low passes out to the east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, heavy at times, clearing late evening. Fresh West to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers then turning to rain in the afternoon as westerlies tend to the south and strengthen. Rain eases overnight.
Eastern North Island
Rain about the Wairarapa spreading further northwards during the afternoon as southwesterlies freshen, rain then easing overnight. Some sun before rain moves in.
Rain eases to showers in the afternoon, clearing overnight. Strong southerly winds rising to gale after midday.
Marlborough & Nelson
Rain, easing to showers during the afternoon then clearing in the evening. Cool southwesterly winds.
Morning rain eases to showers, clearing evening for most although a shower or two man hang around for some overnight. Gusty cold southwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny with south to southwesterly winds, morning showers about Buller clear away.
Southland & Otago
Showers, some may be briefly heavy with hail then easing in the evening and gradually clearing away. Cold southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz