Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, showers develop in the afternoon then clear in the evening as northwesterlies change west to southwest.
Eastern North Island
High cloud increases in the morning then breaking away in the evening, some sun at times especially later in the day. North to northwesterly winds.
Cloudy, a shower or two in the afternoon / early evening then clearing away. There may be some sun late in the day before dusk sets in. Brisk to strong north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud thickens from morning, a few spots of rain pass through in the afternoon then some sun later in the day. North to northwesterly winds becoming blustery then changing southwest in the evening.
Morning high cloud may bring a spot of rain then sunny areas increase from afternoon with north to northwesterly winds. Later in the afternoon or evening winds tend southerly near the coast.
Rain develops in the morning then easing to showers and sunny spells in the afternoon as northerlies change southwest.
Southland & Otago
Early rain eases to showers in the morning then clearing, becoming mostly sunny around midday. Northerlies change to the west or southwest in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz