Cold front sliding up the country
Showers and cooler temperatures are moving over the North Island today, as a cold front moves up the country.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says a cold front and associated low pressure system is moving over the South Island today, but warmer northerlies are also expected further north.
"Cloudy areas for the upper North Island with the odd shower and northerlies, Northland may stay fairly dry.
"Dry in the east with some high cloud, Taranaki across to the Central North Island is a bit cloudy with showers. Some rain moves in during the evening to Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington."
Further south, heavy rain for the West Coast pushes northwards during the day, a few showers about Nelson and Marlborough then rain late afternoon / evening.
"Rain develops about the lower South Island this morning with south to southwesterly winds, dry for Canterbury with high cloud then evening southwesterlies bring some cloud and the risk of a shower.
"Expect heavy rain in the Canterbury high country from afternoon then easing evening."
Temperature map 4pm today – weathermap.co.nz
Wind map 4pm today – weathermap.co.nz