A strengthening northwesterly airflow builds over New Zealand today with a cold front moving onto the lower South Island this afternoon, reaching the lower North Island overnight.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some morning sun then cloud increases from midday, chance of a light shower or two from afternoon about the Waikato. Light winds tend westerly.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny then cloud increases from afternoon bringing the risk of a light shower or two, west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny, evening high cloud. Light winds for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, northwesterlies about Wairarapa.
A mix of sun and cloud, cloud thickens in the evening then some rain moves through overnight. Northwesterly winds increase.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, northwesterly winds pick up a little in the afternoon. Overnight spots of rain.
Increasing high cloud with north to northwesterly winds, brief evening rain with a southwest change.
Showers, heavy rain about South Westland spreads into North Westland during the afternoon. Rain eases to showers overnight as northwesterlies change southwest.
Southland & Otago
A dry morning with high cloud, early afternoon rain moves into Southland then late afternoon Otago as northwesterly winds change gusty westerly. Rain clears during the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz