A cold front moves off the upper South Island this morning then pushes northwards over the North Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Increasing cloud, a few showers develop from mid afternoon through till evening as northwesterly winds change southwest. Showers not reaching Northland till evening. Showery conditions clear away overnight.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Patchy rain or drizzle, clearing in the evening. Northwesterlies change west to southwest around midday.
Eastern North Island
High cloud, a few spots of rain move through Wairarapa in the morning then further north in the afternoon / evening. Northwesterly winds.
Dry with strong to gale northwesterly winds and thickening high cloud, a few showers in the afternoon / evening with a southerly change.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud for Nelson & Marlborough, morning spots of rain about Nelson then clearing. A few late afternoon or evening showers for Marlborough as northwesterly winds change southerly.
Some morning sun then cloud builds in the afternoon, a shower or two possible from afternoon Banks Peninsula northwards then clearing in the evening. Southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Occasional showers, mostly clearing in the evening although one or two showers may hang around overnight. Morning rain about Buller eases. A few snow flurries to 400m. Sun breaks through at times from afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers, briefly heavy at times with small hail then clearing in the evening. Snow flurries to 300m. A shower or two may sneak into Otago at times but expect long dry periods and areas of sun also. Fresh gusty cold west to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz