A southwest change moves northwards over the country today, however it’s fairly weak, just bringing some heavy rain to the West Coast of the South Island this morning and a few showers elsewhere.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas with westerly winds. The odd shower at times, although the Bay Of Plenty is fairly dry. A change to southwest winds later in the evening or overnight.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower. Showers more likely late afternoon / evening as breezy northwesterly winds change southwest. Showers clear at night.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud, west to northwest winds change southwest in the evening bringing some cloud and the chance of a shower.
Gusty northwesterly winds change southerly late afternoon or evening with some brief rain then clearing. Skies clearing overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud, northwesterly winds change southwest in the afternoon bringing a few brief showers which then clear. Skies clearing up in the evening.
High cloud at first then a southwest change moves in before midday bringing the chance of a few brief showers which then clear in the afternoon.
Morning rain possibly heavy, easing to showers by midday and clearing in the afternoon with sun breaking through. Northwesterlies change southwest in the morning.
Southland & Otago
Morning rain eases and clears by midday then expect areas of cloud and some sun, breezy west to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz