New Zealand is in a westerly flow this week according to WeatherWatch.co.nz.
By the weekend, rain shifts to eastern areas, thanks to a new low which spreads rain right across the country.
Today in Tauranga, morning rain eases to showers and sunny spells around midday as northerlies change westerly.
On Wednesday, morning showers dry out in the afternoon, and residents should expect some breezy westerlies.
“The westerly is mostly impacting the North Island, while localised southerlies affect the lower South Island,” says WeatherWatch.co.nz.
“This weekend a low transits the North Island and will push rain into the east – especially the eastern North Island, peaking across this coming Saturday and Sunday.”