A front moving in from the Tasman Sea crosses over the South Island during the day then moves onto the west of the North Island later in the evening / overnight.
For the upper North Island expect cloud to increase during the day, there may be a light shower or two from afternoon otherwise mainly dry. A greater chance of showers from evening then some overnight rain. North to northwesterly winds freshen.
The lower North Island in the west sees a similar picture, rain about Taranaki may be heavy overnight. The East Coast of the North Island is mainly sunny with light winds and some late high cloud, afternoon easterlies about coastal Hawkes Bay.
For the South Island expect mostly cloudy skies in the west, the odd light shower then rain from afternoon about South Westland with the odd heavy fall reaching North Westland later in the afternoon. The east coast of the South Island sees sunny areas and thickening high cloud, a few spots of rain possible in the evening.
Southland and Otago see thick high cloud developing in the morning, some scattered rain moves over in the afternoon then clearing later in the evening / overnight.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz