A ridge over the lower South Island brings mainly sunny weather, sunny weather also for the West Coast and Nelson / Marlborough. Elsewhere sees some cloud and a few showers about, long periods of sun also.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some cloud for Northland with the odd shower possible at times, especially late afternoon / evening. Elsewhere expect a mostly sunny morning then cloud builds in the afternoon where the risk of a few showers is possible once again, clearing later in the evening. Any shower activity carries the risk of some hail. Winds generally tend south to southeasterly.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds, chance of a shower late afternoon / evening in the west Wanganui southwards.
Eastern North Island
Showers, a risk of small hail. Snow to 400m, perhaps 300m at times. Winds very cold from the south.
Occasional showers with a few snow flurries to 300m, cold southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
A mainly sunny day with southerly winds, frosty morning and night.
A few showers and snow flurries to 200m mostly clearing this morning although there is the chance of a lingering shower till evening. Skies mostly cloudy although South Canterbury especially inland is looking mainly sunny. Winds from the southwest, frosty overnight.
Sunny with light winds, tending southeasterly about North Westland. Frosty morning and night.
Southland & Otago
Mainly sunny with light winds, any morning cloud breaks away. Frosty morning and night.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz