A northwesterly airflow lies over most of New Zealand today, a disturbance moves over the upper North Island in the afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of rain with northwesterly winds, a chance of thunderstorms and hail in the afternoon then easing in the evening.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, mainly in the morning then long dry spells developing. Taranaki and the Central North Island may see a period of heavy showers from afternoon then easing in the evening. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, thickening in the evening with a few spots of rain possible. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Early showers clear then some sun breaks through, breezy northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, west to northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds. In the afternoon a few showers move into South Canterbury with a period of southerly winds.
Showers, easing in the evening and clearing overnight. Westerly winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers with cool south to southwesterly winds, about central Otago winds are more westerly.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz