A front clears off to the northeast of the North Island early this morning, expect a cold southwesterly airflow for the rest of the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, some may be heavy with thunderstorms (especially in the afternoon) then easing later in the evening. Brisk west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, some may be heavy (especially afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms) then easing later in the evening. Snow lowers to 800m for mountains etc. Breezy westerly winds tend southwest by evening.
Eastern North Island
Morning rain eases to a few showers which continue off and on for the rest of the day, west to northwesterly winds tend southwest by evening.
Mostly sunny, some high cloud possible especially morning. Southerly winds develop in the morning.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, there may be some high cloud about. Southwesterly winds.
Chance of a morning coastal shower then expect sunny spells, in the afternoon an isolated shower or two may spring up about inland areas. Cool southwesterly winds.
Any early rain clears then expect increasing sunny spells with southwesterly winds. Buller sees morning rain ease to showers which continue for the rest of the day.
Southland & Otago
Morning rain eases to showers for Southland, fresh southwestely winds ease in the evening. Otago is dry at first then mid to late morning a few showers move in as westerlies tend cooler southwest (strong about the coast), showers clear in the evening. Some snow possible to 400m, perhaps even 300m for Southland.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz