Sun for most main centres

19:48, Jul 23 2014

Westerly winds bring showers to parts of the country today, while temperatures remain low for all.

A southwesterly wind will be bringing showers to the Upper North Island and Auckland, with a chance of heavy rain and hail, MetService said.

Auckland is tipped to get to 15 degrees Celsius by this afternoon.

The central North Island is largely fine but with cold temperatures. Hamilton, Taupo, and Rotorua were all sub-zero at 7.30am this morning.

While the western coast will get showers, the east coast from Napier through Masterton and even Wellington can expect sunshine today. Despite the clear skies, it'll remain chilly in Wellington, with a high of 12C.

The upper South Island is forecast for sunshine but again low temperatures - with Nelson and Blenheim both at 2.5C this morning.

A few odd showers will pass through the West Coast.

Canterbury will remain dry, as will Dunedin and Queenstown. Christchurch will be lucky to make it out of single digits today, with a high of 9C. Morning fog will lift later this morning, but cloud will persist.

Invercargill can expect westerly winds and showers later turning to rain.

Stewart Island will cop the worst of it today, with a high of 9C and morning showers turning to rain, and westerly winds.