A cold front moves northwards over the South Island today while a slim ridge of high pressure holds on further north.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, may be a few afternoon / evening isolated showers. Northland sees the odd shower in the east in the morning. Light easterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud, isolated showers develop in the afternoon especially inland. A few showers may become heavy with the risk of a thunderstorm then clearing later in the evening. Light winds tend northwest in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Sunny spells, a few isolated showers may develop about inland hills and ranges late afternoon / evening. East to northeasterly winds.
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, rain develops overnight as breezy northerlies change southerly.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny about Marlborough, overnight rain develops. Nelson sees sunny areas and increasing cloud, rain moves in overnight also. North to northwesterly winds change southerly overnight.
Morning sun then southwesterly winds freshen from afternoon bringing rain.
Heavy rain about South Westland moves into North Westland during the afternoon, easing in behind as northerly winds change southwest.
Southland & Otago
Rain, chance of the odd heavy fall then easing overnight. Cool south to southwesterly winds, becoming gusty about coastal areas from afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz