The North Island will be hot also, hottest inland for many, and especially the southwestern corner of the island, parts of inland Manawatu and surrounds.
There may be an isolated shower or two late in the afternoon – or early evening – about Southland and inland Otago.
The same goes for Taranaki and perhaps the Waikato in the north, though thsi is only a chance, and nothing in the way of serious falls.
Warm, sunny and mostly clear in Auckland again, with northeasterlies and temperatures getting up near 30.
Sunny and clear, light winds and temperatures in the mid 20s – you can’t beat Wellington on a good day.
Sunny in the mid south too, with easterlies picking up towards afternoon, but not before temperatures rise to around the mid 20s level.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Chris Johnson