Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Risk of a morning shower, cloud breaks to some sun in the afternoon. Southeasterly winds freshen especially overnight about coastal Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Cloud about the Wairarapa with a risk of drizzle in the morning, spreading further northwards during the afternoon as south to southeasterly winds freshen. Overnight or more towards dawn on Saturday rain with a chance of heavy falls moves in Gisborne northwards.
South to southeasterly winds freshen this morning bringing the risk of a shower, some sun later in the day.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy areas with east to southeasterly winds, mainly dry although there may be a shower later in the day.
Any morning showers clear then sunny spells develop, southwesterly winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
A mix of sun and cloud with southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with a few showers about Southland, clearing at night. Otago has cloudy areas and occasional sun, may be a shower afternoon / evening. West to southwesterly winds, fresh about coastal areas.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz