For the upper North Island, mostly cloudy skies prevail, along with winds from the north or northwest.
For the western and lower North Island, mostly cloudy skies dominate here too, though a few showers linger about, more so in the morning – with dry areas increasing in the afternoon.
High cloud thickens along the East Coast, with northwesterly winds, and a few spots of rain about the Wairarapa in the morning.
It’s mainly dry further north, but there may be a spot of rain or two in the afternoon for the Hawkes Bay.
For the South Island, it’s mainly sunny on the east coast, along with some high cloud and light winds.
Nelson and Marlborough may see a few early showers, then conditions clear and sunny areas dominate in the afternoon, with breezy northwesterly winds gradually easing.
Sunny areas spread on the West Coast along with light winds, while northwesterlies in South Westland bring mainly cloudy skies.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz