SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS AND WATCHES ARE IN FORCE FOR MANY AREAS.
Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country
A few showers, becoming frequent and heavier this afternoon with possible thunderstorms.
Gisborne to Wairarapa
Mainly fine. Scattered showers in Wairarapa this afternoon.
Whanganui to Wellington
A few showers, becoming frequent south of Palmerston North this afternoon.
Nelson, Buller and Westland
Periods of rain, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms this morning.
Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago
Scattered showers in Otago, spreading elsewhere this evening and snow may lower to 700 metres in Central Otago.
Southland and Fiordland
Scattered rain, becoming widespread this afternoon.
Cloudy with a period of morning rain.