A low pressure system over Northland draws in an easterly airflow over New Zealand today, strong about some lower North Island regions.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of rain breaking up, dry spells at times. Some sun may break through now and then from afternoon. Lighter Easterly quarter winds still a bit blustery but easing.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with occasional rain. Gusty southeasterly winds, strong about coastal areas.
Eastern North Island
Rain with heavy falls, easing in the evening. Rain becoming heavy about Wairarapa late afternoon. Gusty easterly winds.
The odd spit or drizzle patch then some evening rain, freshening southeasterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Areas of rain for Marlborough, may be a heavy fall in the evening or perhaps a little more persistent for a time. Nelson is cloudy, may be a shower otherwise fairly dry. Patchy rain or showers more likely about the northwest Nelson ranges / Golden Bay then clearing at night. East to southeasterly winds.
Patchy drizzle, some rain possible at times for North Canterbury. Easterly winds.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, high cloud breaks away in the evening. Southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Some morning cloud then mostly sunny, there may be an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about the ranges of western Southland otherwise mainly dry. Cloud a little more frequent during the day about coastal Otago. East to northeasterly winds, light for most but a little breezy about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz