A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, gales for some eastern coastal areas. Most regions see rain or showers atleast for a time, the West Coast and Nelson stays sunny and dry all day though.
Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Occasional showers, easing from afternoon then clearing in the evening as southwesterlies change to the south. Sunny spells increase midday onwards.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning showers clear up and some sun breaks through, late afternoon showers move back into Manawatu and the Central North Island as southwesterlies tend more to the south. Snow flurries about the Central Plateau to 700m.
Eastern North Island
Showers south of about Napier, some sun further north. Showers becoming more intense perhaps turning to rain in the afternoon for Wairarapa then moving north in the evening. Southwesterlies strengthen from afternoon with gales developing about coastal parts.
Any early showers clear then sunny spells are possible, around midday fresh southwesterlies tend strong to gale southerly and showers or rain moves in. Conditions ease overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early showers clear Nelson and about the Sounds then sunny spells break through, showers for southern Marlborough pick up in the afternoon then easing in the evening, showers clear at night. Snow flurries to 600m. Southerlies strengthen about the coast in the afternoon then easing overnight.
Rain for Mid and especially North Canterbury then easing from afternoon back to showers, South Canterbury looks to have a few showers now and then. Snow flurries to 600m, perhaps down to 400m for a time in the morning about South Canterbury. Southwesterly winds strong about the coast with gales, easing from evening.
Mostly sunny with southeasterlies, winds may tend more to the south for a time in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Showers ease during the day, mostly clearing by evening but a few remain about the coast. Snow flurries to 400m. Sunny spells break through at times. Southwesterlies (strong about coastal Otago) die out later in the day.
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