A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today. A front quickly clears the South Island early this morning then moves onto the North Island, however, in a much more weakened state. The northwest airflow strengthens overnight with heavy rain moving back onto the West Coast of the South Island.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas with the chance of a shower or two, mainly this morning. Northwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud with the chance of a few showers, then mainly dry in the afternoon with sunny spells. West to northwesterly winds. Cloud thickens again later in the day with rain overnight for Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
A mainly sunny day with westerlies freshening for a time in the afternoon, then easing away. Some evening high cloud.
Morning cloud with the chance of a shower, then mostly sunny with gusty northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Chance of an early spot of rain, then mostly sunny. North to northwesterly winds. Rain again overnight, especially about Nelson.
Mostly sunny with afternoon northerlies, with the chance of a spot of early morning rain, then again overnight.
Any early rain clears, then expect sunny areas with northerly winds. Rain again overnight with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.
Southland & Otago
Any early spots of rain clear, then mostly sunny with north to northwesterly winds. High cloud increases from afternoon, then spots of rain move in again overnight.Highs: 9-12
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz