Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.
LOW MOVES PAST THE NORTH ISLAND
A low passes by the northeast of the North Island today, gradually moving away to the southeast. This low brings a chance of heavy rain this morning for eastern Northland, this afternoon for Coromandel then this evening for northern East Cape. There is a chance if the low tracks a little further offshore that heavy rain may stay offshore too.
FROSTY THIS MORNING FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND
There is a period of calm this morning for the South Island with frosts likely, especially inland.
COLD FRONT MOVES NORTHWARDS ON THURSDAY
A cold front moves onto the lower South Island around midday on Thursday, reaching Canterbury in the evening bringing a period of rain then easing to showers. As rain eases to showers snow may lower to about 400m. Areas of precipitation clear overnight north of about Otago Peninsula through to Canterbury.
This cold front reaches the North Island on Friday but it will have weakened, a few snow flurries may develop to about 800 or maybe 700m at a push for the Central Plateau and the eastern ranges for a time.