Heavy rain expected in Wellington
Heavy rain is forecast for Wellington this afternoon.
MetService forecaster Philippa Murdoch said a front was moving across the country from the west this morning.
In Wellington it would bring outbreaks of rain, some of them heavy in the early afternoon.
The wind would turn to the south later tonight.
A few showers would stick around tomorrow but the weather would clear.
Wellington had experienced typical spring weather over the weekend, with highs up to 15 degrees Celsius.
Buller, Nelson and Marlborough are already experiencing heavy rainfall this morning, while "anywhere in the North Island from Taranaki up to Bay of Plenty" could also expect to be drenched today, MetService duty forecaster Heath Gullery said.
Heavy rain eased in Fiordland overnight as the front moved slowly eastwards over the South Island.
The rain would ease this afternoon but the next few days would be marked by an "unsettled showery regime," Gullery said.
"They'll be on and off from today. It will be windy westerlies and westerly showers."
While most of western New Zealand could expect a few wet days ahead, eastern New Zealand would be calm, and dry.
Canterbury, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Marlborough would be "mild and warm" from Wednesday through to Friday, Gullery said.
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