A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today while a front moves onto the West Coast of the South Island bringing rain. A mostly cloudy day for the west of the North Island too, generally dry but the risk of a pesky light shower or two is there. Out east conditions are drier.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with light West to Nor’Westerly winds, chance of a light shower about otherwise mainly dry. Some sun possible from mid afternoon.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the chance of a light shower about Taranaki during the day, some rain moves into Taranaki overnight. Mainly dry elsewhere. West to Nor’Westerly winds.
Eastern North Island
A mainly sunny day with light winds.
Cloudy areas with Nor’Westerly winds increasing from afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud for Marlborough. Nelson sees morning sunny areas then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. North to Nor’Westerly winds.
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, Nor’Easterly winds.
Cloudy with patchy showers moving into South Westland by midday then creeping northwards in the afternoon. Rain by evening for North Westland. Northerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas with northwesterly breezes, light northeasterlies for coastal Otago. A few showers may spread from the west at times into about Queenstown but no further eastwards.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz