Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Increasing cloud, a few patchy showers from morning about Taranaki spread elsewhere by midday. North to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and some high cloud, light winds.
Mostly cloudy with some drizzle possible, mainly this morning. Gusty northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud, there may be a spot of rain about mainly in the afternoon about Nelson otherwise fairly dry. North to northwesterly winds.
Chance morning spot of rain then sunny areas increase, light winds tending northwest this afternoon.
Showers, easing overnight. Light northerlies.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and some high cloud. Northwesterlies change southwest in the afternoon bringing showers, some may be heavy with thunderstorms and hail (especially about coastal Otago) then clearing in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz