Two large highs sit either side of New Zealand today, a series of fronts moving over the country in the middle bring rain especially for western regions.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with patchy rain or showers, humid northeasterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, a few showers spread into Taranaki in the morning then elsewhere during the afternoon. Rain moves into most places by evening with heavy falls possible then easing overnight. Northerly winds.
Eastern North Island
High cloud, may be a spot of rain in the evening. North to northeasterly winds.
The odd shower, afternoon / evening rain. Breezy northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Some rain, clearing at night. Rain may be heavy about Nelson for a time in the afternoon. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Morning spots of rain then a mostly sunny afternoon, breezy north to northeasterly winds ease during the day.
Heavy morning rain then easing to showers by midday as breezy northeasterlies change northwest. Showers clear overnight with a southwest change.
Southland & Otago
Occasional showers for Southland, some sun may break through at times. Central Otago has sunny areas and some cloud, some scattered rain spreading from the west for a time in the afternoon. Coastal Otago sees morning high cloud then mostly sunny conditions. North to northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz