A strong northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, within this flow a front moves over the South Island heading northwards reaching the lower North Island later this evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy with showers about Northland from morning, elsewhere from afternoon. Northerly winds change westerly overnight.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy, a risk of drizzle from morning then the odd spot of rain possible from afternoon. Rain becoming more widespread in the evening. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Thick high cloud with northwesterly winds picking up in the afternoon, a few spots of rain from in the evening.
The odd shower, some rain in the evening. Gusty / strong northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy, a few areas of scattered rain especially afternoon / evening. Rain more persistent about Nelson and the Sounds. Winds gusty or strong from the north.
Thick high cloud, the odd spot of rain at times mostly clearing by evening. Gusty north to northwesterly winds.
Rain with heavy falls, especially in the morning. Winds gusty from the north.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas in the morning, cloud thickens a little in the afternoon with the odd shower for Southland. For Otago expect showers about and west of the Queenstown area then spreading eastwards in the evening. Northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz