A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a cold front moves into the lower South Island late afternoon.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy, the odd shower. The Bay Of Plenty is mainly dry with only the risk of a shower in the afternoon spreading from the west. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early rain eases to the odd shower, clearing around midday and sunny spells developing. Cool southerlies ease tending northwest during the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Early rain eases to the odd shower which clears in the afternoon, sunny spells increase after showers clear. Cool southwestlies die out in the evening.
Early showers clear then sun breaks through from afternoon, southerlies die out late afternoon.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early rain clears Marlborough then mostly sunny, southerlies ease tending northeast in the afternoon. Nelson sees early rain ease to the odd shower, sunny spells increase from afternoon, northerlies.
Sunny, light winds may tend east to northeast in the afternoon near the coast.
Morning sunny spells, the odd shower from afternoon as light winds tend west to southwest. Rain moves into Fiordland late afternoon then pushing northwards reaching North Westland later in the evening / overnight.
Southland & Otago
Any morning cloud clears then mostly sunny with developing high cloud, late afternoon rain moves into Southland then evening about Otago before easing to showers as northwest winds change fresh westerly.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz