Highest frost risk is once again in the interior of both islands – particularly sheltered spots away from the coasts and prevailing winds.
Cloudy areas to start and the chance of a shower at times during the day – otherwise mainly dry, along with winds from the southwest and temperatures in the mid teens.
Southerlies and morning cloud die away to lead to a mostly sunny (if chilly) day for the capital.
Cool in Christchurch too – though clear conditions overhead and light winds, while afternoon cloud could move in around the coast.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Zelda Wynn