A frontal system pushes in from the Tasman Sea today bringing showers then rain to western regions, dry out east for the most part but later in the evening some scattered rain reaches the eastern North Island.
Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloud thickens up in the morning, there may be a spit or shower about then rain pushes down from the north during the afternoon as northerlies freshen. Rain eases from the north evening onwards. Rain may be heavy about Bay Of Plenty for a time in the evening before easing overnight.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud and some sun, a shower or two about Taranaki and Kapiti. In the afternoon rain picks up about Taranaki then spreading elsewhere in the evening. There could be an overnight thunderstorm for some coastal spots. Northerly winds, gusty about Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
A mix of sun and high cloud, high cloud starts to thicken up from afternoon then later in the evening rain spills over from the west. Light winds tend to the north around midday.
Mostly cloudy, the odd spit, some rain in the evening. Gusty northerlies.
Marlborough & Nelson
Thickening cloud, spits develop about Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds in the morning, then elsewhere in the afternoon. More widespread rain moves in late afternoon or evening. Perhaps a thunderstorm about Golden Bay and the Marlborough Sounds later in the evening for a time. North to northwesterly winds freshen after midday.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, north to northeasterly winds. High cloud thickens later in the day.
Cloudy with showers, turning to rain in the evening. Rain about Fiordland is heavy in the evening then easing after midnight. Northeasterlies change southwest overnight.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, some rain from later in the evening about Southland as northerlies change to the westerly quarter. Overnight rain for Otago.