Upper North Island
Morning rain or showers clear around midday as northwesterly winds change southwest, sunny spells increase from afternoon. Showers don’t develop about Northland till late morning however and clear there late afternoon.
Lower North Island
Any early cloud clears in the west then expect a mainly sunny day, winds from the west. Any morning spots of rain clear for the east coast then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, winds briefly change southwest for a time.
Upper South Island
Showers along the West Coast clear around midday then sunny spells develop with southwesterly winds. Mainly sunny for much of the day about Nelson and Marlborough. Canterbury sees a sunny start then winds change southerly around midday before moving around to the east in the afternoon bringing increasing cloud.
Lower South Island
Showers for Southland, easing from afternoon and clearing in the evening. Otago sees the odd shower from morning although picking up around midday as southwesterlies freshen, showers then clear Otago in the evening.