Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with a few showers possible, more so in the afternoon otherwise mainly dry. Parts of northern Taranaki and the Central North Island sees late afternoon / evening rain. South to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Early rain about the Wairarapa eases to the odd shower by midday, dry further north with some sun then isolated showers possible from afternoon. Light winds tend south to southwest in the afternoon.
Morning rain then easing, brisk to strong southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Early rain clears then mostly cloudy and dry (some afternoon sun possible for Nelson), a few showers or drizzle patches still possible south of the Wairau Valley however. South to southeasterly winds.
Areas of drizzle, some rain at times from midday. Snow to 500m may lower to 400m overnight. Fresh south to southwesterly winds.
High cloud, some sun at times. Southeasterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy with some drizzle, drier spells developing from afternoon. There may be a light snow flurry or two lowering to 300m late afternoon in the east, any flurries shouldn’t cause any issues. East to southeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz