Heavy rain in the northwest Nelson ranges this morning should ease by lunchtime, while spots of showers and some rain clear from Nelson, Marlborough, and parts of the eastern North Island.
Northerly winds pick up and become gusty about eastern regions of the South Island and through the Cook Strait from afternoon.
These winds may blow to gale strength at times, especially in Canterbury and the Cook Strait area – as always.
Rain settles on the West Coast of the South Island too, becoming heavy during the evening and overnight.
A front continues to move over the North Island during the day, though it will have weakened considerably – meaning there’s not too much to write home about.
Some early heavy rain falls in the Buller region, before departing northwards and clearing.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Chris Johnson